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Stylets, Catheter, Central Venous, Tip Locator

Definition : Stylets designed to be used in combination with a locator unit to enable visualization/detection of the central venous catheter tip location, thereby guiding correct positioning/placement of the catheter. These stylets typically work in one of two ways: (1) the stylet tip emits a low-level, high-frequency magnetic field that is detected by a sensor embedded in a locator unit, or (2) the stylet contains a sensor embedded in its tip that detects a the electromagnetic energy emitted by the locator unit. These stylets are designed to be used in conjunction with specific catheter/stylet tip locators.

Entry Terms : "Sensor Stylets, Central Venous Catheter" , "Stylets, Catheter, Central Venous, Electromagnetic Tip/Sensor" , "Central Venous Catheter Location Systems" , "PICC Tip Location Systems"

UMDC code : 24108

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