Rapid, radiation-free CVC position control
Positioning central venous catheters has long been a routine procedure. The correct position of the catheter tip is in front of the right atrium in the vena cava. In the past, practitioners used to perform a chest X-ray after positioning the catheter, but the intra-atrial lead now allows the position to be checked without exposing the patient to this procedure. It is faster, direct, and does not involve radiation.