Interventional vascular, Pelvis, Vascular, Catheter arteriography, CT, Ultrasound-Colour Doppler, Arterial access, Catheters, Embolisation, Blood, Haemorrhage
S. Cayón Somacarrera, M. C. Iniesta González, M. L. Parra Gordo, A. Mingo Basail, I. Galán González
MDCT is the primary diagnostic technique for the identification of pelvic active haemorrhages. The ability to characterize arterial injuries and to differentiate them from venous injuries is important for ensuring appropriate and timely treatment.
Moreover, familiarity with the anatomy of the pelvic vessels is helpful in identifying and localizing the source of bleeding. Tracing the bleeding vessel is not always possible using CT, and utilisation of vascular territories allows for rapid identification of the most likely bleeding vessel.
In summary, rapid detection, localization, and characterization of a vascular injury at CT help to stratify the treatment of patients and can guide interventional radiologists to perform a targeted arteriography.