Patient-Friendly Summary of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria ((R)): Radiologic Management of Central Venous Access
Department of Radiology
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Health Services Administration | Radiology
Venous access is a procedure in which a catheter is placed into a vein for medical diagnosis or therapy. The type of device used depends on the patient and the type of illness being treated. There are two main types of venous access devices: peripheral and central catheters. A peripheral catheter is usually placed into a small vein, often in the arm, and is usually used up to 96 hours. A central catheter can be placed into a small or large vein in the body, with the tip located in a large vein close to the heart in the chest, and is used for a longer time.
DOI of Published Version
J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 May 28. pii: S1546-1440(19)30589-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.05.006. [Epub ahead of print] Link to article on publisher's site
Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR
Savo R, Dill KE. (2019). Patient-Friendly Summary of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria ((R)): Radiologic Management of Central Venous Access. Radiology Publications. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2019.05.006. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/radiology_pubs/465