AngioDynamics of Latham, NY has launched the new triple lumen Morpheus Smart PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter). The device is designed to do what other PICC lines do, such as deliver meds, IV fluids, TPN, etc., but it also can be used for injecting contrast media during CT procedures:
The product features the key benefits of AngioDynamics’ new Morpheus Smart PICC generation of products, Smart Taper™ catheter technology and a minimally-invasive design.
The Smart Taper technology allows the catheter to quickly taper from a seven French diameter to a precise six French diameter, improving blood flow and reducing the risk of thrombosis. The PICC’s catheter shaft technology couples the pushability needed for PICC placement with pliability that minimizes the risk of vessel trauma and phlebitis.
The new PICC has three distinct tubular channels, or lumens, which give practitioners increased flexibility to administer medications simultaneously and perform power injections of contrast media for CT imaging using a single PICC line.