Bracco Diagnostics, the US subsidiary of Bracco Imaging, has announced the availability of syringe packs with spikes for use with EmpowerCTA and Empower CT computed tomography contrast delivery systems.
According to Bracco Diagnostics, these syringe packs offers greater flexibility in contrast and saline preparation.
The EmpowerCTA contrast injection system is a dual head injector and it includes an estimated glomerular filtration rate calculator and a fully integrated Extravasation Detection Accessory, which is intended to detect extravasations of contrast media during powered CT contrast injection.
EmpowerCTA system facilitates the vascular administration of contrast and flushing media in conjunction with computed tomography scanning of the body.
Bracco Diagnostics senior device business manager Terry Heagy noted these new syringe packs reduce opportunities for contamination, help reduce contrast mess and allow efficient contrast loading
"Heagy also noted that the new spikes work with all volumes of contrast and saline to promote workflow efficiencies and ease of use. In addition, Bracco syringe packs with spikes conform to the Joint Commission’s ‘Elements of Performance for Medication Management’, as it pertains to standards for hospitals safely preparing medications." Heagy added.
EmpowerCTA and EmpowerCT are registered trademarks of Bracco Injeneering, registered in the US.