Power technology: How to safely use ports and central catheters to deliver contrast medium in radiology procedures

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Abstract

The use of totally implantable venous access devices in radiology may be associated with a number of complications, including occlusion of the system, infection, extravasation of contrast media into the soft tissues, sub-intimal venous or myocardial injection, or serious damage to the device itself due to the high-pressure administration of contrast medium by automatic injectors (so-called “power injectors”). In this chapter state-of-the-art knowledge on this topic is presented; results of experimental and clinical studies are fully discussed, focusing on preventive measures and educational needs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTotally Implantable Venous Access Devices: Management in Mid- and Long-Term Clinical Setting
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.
Pages239-246
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9788847023734, 9788847023727
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012

Keywords

  • Central venous catheters
  • Contrast medium
  • CT scan
  • Power injection
  • Recist criteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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