Feasibility of power contrast injections and bolus triggering during CT scans in oncologic patients with totally implantable venous access ports of the forearm.
Acta Radiol. 2011 Feb 1;52(1):41-7
Authors: Goltz JP, Machann W, Noack C, Hahn D, Kickuth R
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.
PMID: 21498324 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]