What patients and families need to know
A PICC is a thin and soft catheter that is inserted into a vein in the arm or leg for purposes of delivering medication or nutrition and to allow for frequent blood drawing.
Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure in which a radiologist inserts probes into lesions, usually tumors of the bone, to heat and destroy the tissue in that region.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure in which a radiologist uses different methods to treat abnormalities of the blood and lymphatic vessels, called malformations.
A thoracentesis is a procedure in which fluid is drained from the pleural space, which is a cavity that lies between the lung and chest wall.