Search: peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)

Hickman line

A type of central venous access device inserted into a vein in the chest.

port-a-cath (port)

A small medical appliance installed beneath the skin. A tube called a catheter connects the port to a vein so that fluids can be passed into the body. Also called an infusaport….

endorectal ultrasound (ERUS)

In this scan, a probe that generates soundwaves is inserted into the rectum. A picture of the rectum is built up from the echoes of the soundwaves.

percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube

A feeding tube inserted directly into the stomach through the abdomen. A gastroenterologist does the procedure….


A procedure that allows the doctor to closely examine the larynx and pharynx using a tube inserted into your mouth and throat (laryngoscope).

barium enema

An examination of the bowel area using a white contrast liquid called barium. The barium is inserted into the rectum and x-rays are taken.


An internal examination of the airways using a tube called a bronchoscope that is inserted into the mouth, throat and lungs.


A lighted viewing instrument that is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder.

video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

A type of thoracic surgery performed using a small video camera which is inserted, along with the operating instruments, through separate holes in the chest wall, known as ports….


A traditional form of Chinese medicine in which fine, sterile needles are inserted into points in the body to reduce symptoms of ill health.