Use of the activated coagulation time as a measure of anticoagulation during interventional procedures.

@article{Scott1986UseOT,
  title={Use of the activated coagulation time as a measure of anticoagulation during interventional procedures.},
  author={James A Scott and Alejandro Berenstein and David Blumenthal},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1986},
  volume={158 3},
  pages={849-50}
}
The activated coagulation time (ACT) is a reliable method of determining the degree of anticoagulation caused by the administration of heparinized saline solutions during long interventional procedures. An automated system that simplifies the determination of the ACT is available and has proved useful in preventing hemostatic complications.