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Placement of Dialysis Catheters


A man in a chair under a blanket with a tube running from under the blanket to a dialysis machine in the foregroundImageCare Radiology offers placement of dialysis catheters in New Jersey. Our goal is to ensure that individuals suffering from renal failure receive the highest quality care available. Our team of experienced medical imaging professionals is committed to serving our patients with care and compassion, making sure that they receive the personalized attention they deserve.

What is a Dialysis Catheter?

A dialysis catheter is a crucial vascular access component for patients undergoing hemodialysis, a life-sustaining procedure that filters waste products and excess fluid from the blood when the kidneys are no longer able to perform this function. These specialized catheters are typically inserted into a large vein in the neck or chest and serve as a temporary lifeline until a permanent vascular access can be established.

What are the Benefits of a Dialysis Catheter?

Dialysis catheters provide immediate vascular access for patients who urgently require dialysis. This access is vital for those who may not yet be candidates for permanent fistula or graft placement. Catheters can be a bridge to more long-term solutions, ensuring continuity of care for those with acute kidney injury or chronic kidney disease.

How Does a Dialysis Catheter Placement Procedure Work?

The process of placing a dialysis catheter is a carefully executed procedure performed by an interventional radiologist. After numbing the area, a small incision is made at the designated site. Under the guidance of imaging technology, a needle is inserted into a vein, followed by a guide wire that navigates through the vascular system to a central vein. The catheter is then threaded over the guide wire and positioned correctly within the superior vena cava, just outside the heart, to ensure optimal blood flow during dialysis treatments. The procedure concludes with securing the catheter in place, ensuring it is both comfortable and functional for the patient.

Contact Us for a Dialysis Catheter Placement Procedure

We understand the challenges that come with managing kidney disease, and we strive to provide convenient and compassionate care at our numerous ImageCare Radiology locations. Our team is ready to assist you with the placement of a dialysis catheter, offering a pathway to the essential treatment you require.

To schedule a dialysis catheter placement procedure or to learn more about our services, please get in touch with us. Let ImageCare Radiology be your partner in health, offering the advanced care and support you need during this critical time. Your well-being is our priority, and we are here to help you navigate your treatment with expertise and empathy.