This page serves as a guide to chest ports that are used within the field of interventional radiology. Fundamentally, a chest port is a device that is placed under the skin on the chest, with a catheter tip that extends into the venous system (usually through either the subclavian vein or internal jugular vein). It can be used as a semi-permanent means of injecting fluids/medication/IV nutrition into the venous system (often times they are used for chemotherapy). Look on this page to see how this piece of medical equipment will appear on various imaging modalities.
THE BASICS OF CHEST PORTS
Page Updated: 10.14.2017