(4) Insertions--the introduction of materials such as radium (or other
radioactive substance), packs, tampons, drains, and so forth, into the body.
(a) Ventriculography--x-ray of the head following the removal of
cerebral fluid from the ventricles and its replacement by air (or other contrast medium).
(b) Arteriography, cerebral--x-ray of the arteries of the brain following
injection of a dye (radiopaque material) into the bloodstream.
(c) Myelography--x-ray of the spinal cord following injection of a
contrast medium into the spinal canal.
(d) Injection into the nerve--95 percent alcohol or other substance may be
injected into a nerve to relieve pain in the part of the body supplied by the nerve.
(a) Blood transfusion, indirect--administration of whole blood that has
been withdrawn from a donor into a container, and kept refrigerated until ready for use.
(b) Plasma transfusion--the intravenous administration of blood
Implantation of plastic prosthesis following enucleation of the eyeball.
(a) Insertion of radioactive substance into the uterus--done as
treatment for malignant tumor.
(b) Insertion, post-partum, of intrauterine pack--done to control post-
a. Discussion. Endoscopy is the inspection of a body cavity or a hollow viscus
(organ) by the means of an endoscope.