A new stepless needle-dilator is described which allows arterial puncture and dilation in a single step using a single wall puncture technique. The new needle-dilator causes significantly less arterial damage than a conventional dilator (p<0.05). Additionally, time and cost savings are realized by clinical users.
- Angiography, technology
- Catheters and catheterization
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine