Assemblies for identifying a power injectable access port

CAFC
  • US 8,475,417 B2
  • Filed: 04/07/2009
  • Issued: 07/02/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/27/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An assembly for identifying a power injectable vascular access port, comprising:

  • a vascular access port comprising a body defining a cavity, a septum, and an outlet in communication with the cavity;

    a first identifiable feature incorporated into the access port perceivable following subcutaneous implantation of the access port, the first feature identifying the access port as suitable for flowing fluid at a fluid flow rate of at least 1 milliliter per second through the access port;

    a second identifiable feature incorporated into the access port perceivable following subcutaneous implantation of the access port, the second feature identifying the access port as suitable for accommodating a pressure within the cavity of at least 35 psi, wherein one of the first and second features is a radiographic marker perceivable via x-ray; and

    a third identifiable feature separated from the subcutaneously implanted access port, the third feature confirming that the implanted access port is both suitable for flowing fluid at a rate of at least 1 milliliter per second through the access port and for accommodating a pressure within the cavity of at least 35 psi.

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