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Clin Radiol. 2006 Jan;61(1):13-22.

Central venous catheters: the role of radiology.

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Department of Radiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK. pecklingtan@hotmail.com

Abstract

The insertion and management of long-term venous catheters have long been the province of anaesthetists, intensive care physicians and surgeons. Radiologists are taking an increasing role in the insertion of central venous catheters (CVCs) because of their familiarity with the imaging equipment and their ability to manipulate catheters and guide-wires. The radiological management of the complications of CVCs has also expanded as a result. This article reviews the role of radiology in central venous access, covering the detection and management of their complications.

PMID:
16356812
DOI:
10.1016/j.crad.2005.07.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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