Transflux will deliver contrast media from a reservoir to the patient with the need to only change the tubing in closest proximity to the patient. i.e. the CT patient line. It incorporates a safety zone and two one-way valves in the patient line to permit the delivery system and the vein to be flushed, the blood reflux to be controlled and the contrast media to be subsequently injected.
The system avoids the need to change power syringes for each patient procedure by eliminating the risk of contamination of the syringes. The benefit is a considerable reduction in cost and time without the risk of contamination and with the advantage of the management of blood reflux (avoiding extravasations).
Study on the Microbial Safety of an Infusion Set for Contrast-Enhanced Imaging
Conducted by the University of Leuven, Belgium, which concluded, “This study proves the convincing advantage of using the Transflux patient-delivery system in terms of microbial safety and cost-benefits. This system allows safe multiple use of the automatic injector system for several patients without risk of contamination and extravasation but with improved clinical efficiency. In addition, it reduces unnecessary waste of contrast media with each patient procedure and of the costly automatic injector systems.”
See also Imaging: Contrast Injection