Safety and feasibility in highly concentrated contrast material power injections for CT-perfusion studies of the brain using central venous catheters
European Journal of Radiology, 08/09/2012
Macht S et al. – Following a strict safety protocol there were no complications associated with power injections of contrast material containing 400mg iodine/ml with preset flow rates up to 5ml/s via the distal 16G lumen of the Arrow multi–lumen central venous catheter. However, since power–injections are off–label use with Arrow central venous catheters, this procedure cannot be recommended until potential safety hazards have been ruled out by the manufacturer.