Venous access port with molded and/or radiopaque indicia

  • US 8,257,325 B2
  • Filed: 06/20/2008
  • Issued: 09/04/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/20/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A venous access port assembly for implantation into a patient, comprising:

  • a housing comprising a base defining a bottom wall of at least one reservoir, a discharge port extending from the at least one reservoir, and a flange adjacent to the at least one reservoir, the flange comprising a height extending from a top surface of the flange to a bottom surface of the flange, the flange further comprising X-ray discernable indicia configured to indicate, under X-ray examination, that the port assembly is rated for power injection, the X-ray discernable indicia located in the flange and extending through the height of the flange from the top surface of the flange to the bottom surface of the flange so that the X-ray discernable indicia are visually discernable to a naked eye from both the top surface of the flange and the bottom surface of the flange prior to implantation of the port assembly; and

    a needle-penetrable septum communicating with the housing.

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