The use of central venous catheters for intravenous contrast injection for CT examinations.

@article{Plumb2011TheUO,
  title={The use of central venous catheters for intravenous contrast injection for CT examinations.},
  author={Andrew A Plumb and Gr{\'a}inne Murphy},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={84 999},
  pages={
          197-203
        }
}
The use of intravenous (i.v.) contrast media in CT examinations is often of great value in improving diagnostic accuracy. The preferable route of administration is via a peripheral i.v. cannula, with powered injectors allowing reliable delivery of rapid flow rates. However, many patients with a pre-existing central venous access device may have difficult peripheral access and there is a temptation to use the central device for delivery of contrast media. This review summarises the available… CONTINUE READING
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