I am new to this forum, and would like to know how other facilities are verifying CVAD tip placement prior to power injection for power injectable CVADs. For facilities that are using the scout scan immediately prior, do you have radiologists available to do the interpretation of tip placement 24/7? Also, for power injectable implanted ports, is verification of blood return and patency sufficient, or is a visual image for tip placement prior to CT also neccessary i.e. do they have the same risk of malposition as CVCs and PICCs?
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