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People with certain diseases or medical conditions sometimes require that tubes be placed into the central veins so that they can receive medications or nutrients directly into the blood stream, or so blood can be drawn. Once, surgery was required to insert these tubes, but today these procedures can be done without surgery by an interventional radiologist.
Interventional radiologist can insert many kind of venous central lines according to the patient medical needs include
-Hickman line ( for chemotherapy aim)
-Permacath line ( for Dialysis access or plasma pheresis )
-PICC line ( for antibiotics, TPN, chemotherapy)