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Title: Effect of contrast agent viscosity and injection flow velocity on bolus injection pressures for peripheral venous injection in first-pass myocardial perfusion studies
Authors: Walsh, Edward G. 
Doyle, Mark W. 
Anayiotos, Andreas 
Keywords: Catheterization
Contrast media (Diagnostic imaging)
Viscosity
Magnetic resonance imaging
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: IOS
Source: Technology and Health Care, 2002, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 57-63
Abstract: Myocardial perfusion imaging using Gd contrast agents is typically performed with bolus injections of the contrast agent using a power injector to provide for consistent and sufficiently rapid injection rates for all patients. For protocols in which a peripheral venous injection is called for (e.g. antecubital vein) injection catheters of 18 ga are used where vessel geometry permits. In some patients, particularly women with smaller veins, 20 and 22 ga catheters are used. The effect of catheter size and pressure tubing length can result in high injection pressures that occasionally cause leakage or connector failure. The viscosity of the contrast agent also impacts injection pressure. In this study, a simulation of the injection pathway was constructed with time resolved pressures measured at two points in the pathway. Pressure drops were calculated for a typical MR perfusion injection protocol.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/7470
ISSN: 09287329
Rights: © IOS Press
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