ASPI – FS pump was introduced to our department to facilitate pleural and peritoneal fluid aspiration at a predetermined rate and time.
We found various other radiological applications wherein the pump with attachments helped to reduce the time taken to do the procedure,
significant amount of reduction in radiation exposure.
Methods and Materials
ASPI – FS pump was used for various procedures (n- 96) mentioned below,
done either in CT suite (n – 33) or ultrasound (n – 12) or fluoroscopy room (n – 28).
Some procedures were done in emergency room (n – 6) & ICU (n – 17) under ultrasound guidance.
The ASPI –FS was used for aspiration and delivery of fluids (air) from/into the body,
allowed flow rates to be controlled from 20 to 170 ml/min.
Once the desired volume or the set time was reached the pump automatically stopped.
Since the flow rate was predetermined,
the quality of study obtained was superior to routine procedure and approximately 40% less time was taken to complete the study ,
reducing the amount of radiation exposure to the patients as well as the...
ASPI-FS pump allows controlled flow of fluid in a pre-set
The system allows flow volume ranging from 30ml/hour
to 12000ml/hour (constant rotation basis).
The various procedures take less time ( by 40%)
when performed with help of pump.
Reduced radiation exposure with the help of foot switch,...
Lappas,MD and Michael Chiorean ,MD
From the Department of Radiology (D.D.T.M.,
J.C.L.) and Department of Medicine,
Division of Gastroenterology (M.C.),
Indiana University School of Medicine,
550 N University Blvd,
Author : B.dev
Professor of Radiology
Department Of Radiology
Sri Ramachandra University