What is a diagnostic catheter?

What is a diagnostic catheter?

Diagnostic catheters are used to navigate cardiac anatomy, capture critical cardiac information and deliver more precise therapy. Our diagnostic catheters are designed to help facilitate comprehensive data collection and meet your patients’ needs from simple to complex cases.

Who makes Omni flush catheter?

Accu-Vu Omni™ Flush sizing catheter provides a more concentrated contrast bolus using less contrast without reflux.

How is CT angio done?

CT angiography is a type of medical test that combines a CT scan with an injection of a special dye to produce pictures of blood vessels and tissues in a part of your body. The dye is injected through an intravenous (IV) line started in your arm or hand.

How long does a diagnostic catheterization take?

The test may last 30 to 60 minutes. If you also need special procedures, the test may take longer. If the catheter is placed in your groin, you will often be asked to lie flat on your back for a few to several hours after the test to avoid bleeding.

What is a sizing catheter?

To determine the size of a urinary catheter, simply multiply the diameter length in millimeters by 3. For example, if the catheter has a diameter of 4.7 mm, it will have an FR size of 14. Most catheters with funnels utilize a universal-coding system to determine the sizing.

What is an omni flush catheter?

Omni™ Flush Angiographic Catheter. The innovative Soft-Vu Omni Flush angiographic catheter is designed as a single catheter to perform flush aortography, bilateral “run off” studies of the lower extremities and to cross the aortic bifurcation with ease for contralateral diagnostics in interventional procedures.

What are the different types of diagnostic catheters?

Cordis has an extensive line of diagnostic catheters both for selective and flush applications. NYLEX™, TEMPO™ and TEMPO™ AQUA catheters have a Nylon body and the Super Torque line has a Polyurethane shaft. Flush catheters are available : braided and non-braided, straight and pigtail versions, different lengths and French-sizes.

What is a contrast agent for angiography?

Many different contrast agents are available today for angiography. The two clinically important attributes of a contrast agent are its iodine dose and osmolality. To maintain good radiographic efficacy and safety, contrast agents must balance the somewhat paradoxical relationship between these two properties.

How are patients’preparations for conventional angiography individualized?

Patients’ preparations before conventional angiography are individualized based on the patients’ characteristics, type of angiography that is planned, and the indication. All patients undergoing conventional angiography should be well hydrated to minimize the risk of contrast medium-induced nephrotoxicity.

What are the advances in non-invasive angiography?

Advances in imaging technology in the last three decades have expanded the scope of angiography to include non-invasive techniques using CT and magnetic resonance imaging technologies. In CT angiography (CTA), intravenous contrast is administered via a peripheral vein, and triple-phase CT is usually acquired.