Feasibility of power contrast injections and bolus triggering during CT scans in oncologic patients with totally implantable venous access ports of the forearm.

@article{Goltz2011FeasibilityOP,
  title={Feasibility of power contrast injections and bolus triggering during CT scans in oncologic patients with totally implantable venous access ports of the forearm.},
  author={Jan Peter Goltz and Wolfram Machann and Claudia Noack and D. Hahn and Ralph Kickuth},
  journal={Acta radiologica},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={41-7}
}
BACKGROUND Conventional totally implantable venous access ports (TIVAPs) are not approved for power contrast injections but often remain the only venous access site in oncologic patients. Therefore, these devices can play an important role if patients with a TIVAP are scheduled for a contrast-enhanced computed tomography (ceCT) as vascular access may become more difficult during the course of chemotherapy. PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility and safety of power injections in conventional… CONTINUE READING