Did you know…?
The first percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG) tube that was placed under radiological guidance was in 1981.
Placement via radiological guidance was initially developed for cases where endoscopy could not be performed or was too risky to be attempted.
- Ray DM, Srinivasan I, Tang SJ, Vilmann AS, Vilmann P, McCowan TC, Patel AM. Complementary roles of interventional radiology and therapeutic endoscopy in gastroenterology. World J Radiol 2017; 9(3): 97-111