Introducing the expansion of the Smart Port® CT family of power-injectable ports – to include low-profile and mini models for repeated treatments like chemotherapy and for use with computed tomography (CT). The tangential outlet and clear-flow technology set up efficient flushing action to hyper cleanse the entire reservoir. Each model features a light-weight design and a CT-engraved port body for better identification. These ports are clinically indicated for power-injections up to 5mL/sec and a 300 psi pressure limit setting. They are MRI-conditional—3 Tesla.


The Power of Vortex® Port Technology

Designed for extended life, Vortex port technology provides better patient outcomes, fewer complications, less nursing time and lower expenses compared to conventional ports, including a nearly 75% reduction in the occlusion rate as compared to conventional ports. The new mini and low profile models allow us to bring this technology to a larger number of patients, including those with a smaller anatomy.


Round Chamber
Design allows fluid to reach all surfaces in the chamber, helping eliminate dead spaces, resist sludge build-up, and reduce occlusions and infections.

Off-Set Outlet
Set at a tangent rather than perpendicularly, it helps to create a flushing action within the port to hyper cleanse the entire chamber leading to decreased sludge build-up and a reduced rate of occlusions.1 Use of Vortex port technology results in an average savings per patient of $1,224 over conventional ports. 2


Power-Injectable Port Profiles

Smart Port® CT Power-Injectable Port
  • Blue boot strain-relief mechanism offers a secure feel and snug fit
  • Silicone-filled suture holes available for ease of explants
  • Fluoromax® 100% silicone radiopaque catheter with an atraumatic radiopaque tip - also available in polyurethane
  • Footprint (in): X: 1.045, Y: 1.053*; Height (in): 0.520; Septum Diameter (in): 0.470

Smart Port® CT Low-Profile Power-Injectable Port
  • Low-Profile 6.6F catheter reduces the risk of thrombosis
  • Large septum diameter offers greater target area
  • One-step locking mechanism means fast, simple and secure procedures
  • Silicone-filled suture holes prevent tissue ingrowth
  • Carbothane® catheter offers balance between softness and strength coupled with good chemical resistance
  • Footprint (in): X: 0.890, Y: 0.879*; Height (in): 0.450; Septum Diameter (in): 0.402

Smart Port® CT Mini Power-Injectable Port

  • Smallest profile power-injectable port currently on the market
  • Low-profile design ideal for chest or peripheral placement
  • Largest septum diameter of any power-injectable peripheral port currently on the market
  • One-step locking mechanism means fast, simple and secure procedures
  • Carbothane® catheter offers balance between softness and strength coupled with good chemical resistance
  • Footprint (in): X: 0.680, Y: 0.940*; Height (in): 0.424; Septum Diameter (in): 0.402


Identifying a Smart Port Power-Injectable Port

Smart Port® power-injectable ports can be identified by the Smart Angle® identifier technology on the CT and CT Low-Profile power-injectable port models. The CT engraving on all models can be seen through chest X-ray or scout scan.




Features and Benefits

  • Vortex Reservoir Technology - Helps prevent sludge build-up and reduces occlusions and infections
  • Indicated for Power-Injections - The ability to perform power-injections of contrast media for the purpose of CT imaging
  • Superior CT Identification - All Smart Port CT models include identification on the bottom of the port for visualization under X-ray or scout scan
  • More choices for patients, physicians and clinicians - Varying catheter materials and sizes, placement options and port body styles.


Important Risk Information

The following is a brief summary of important risk information for the Smart Port® power-injectable port line. For detailed information on the categories referenced, please consult the instructions for use packaged with each device. Observe all instructions prior to use. Failure to do so may result in patient complications. INDICATION FOR USE: The Smart Port CT power injectable port line is indicated for any patient requiring repeated access of the vasculature system, for delivery of medications, nutritional supplementation, fluids, blood, blood products, sampling of blood and power injection of contrast media for imaging. MINI AND LP MODELS: When used with non Y site LifeGuard Safety Infusion sets in 20Ga or 19Ga size, the SmartPort CT Access System is indicated for power injection of contrast media. For power injection of contrast media, the maximum recommended infusion rate is 5 ml/sec. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Smart Port CT should not be implanted in the presence of known or suspected infections, bacteremia, septicemia and peritonitis, or in patients who have exhibited prior intolerance to the materials of construction, or patients whose body size or tissue is insufficient to accommodate the size of the port or catheter. WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS: Please see package insert for complete list of warnings and precautions. POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS: Consult package insert for a complete list of potential complications. CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician.


 
1 Stevens B, Barton SE, Brechbill M, et. al. A Randomized, Prospective Trial of Conventional Vascular Ports vs. The Vortex “Clear-Flow” Reservoir Port in Adult Oncology Patients. JVAD 2000; (Summer).

2 Third party verification by Pinnacle Healthcare Management.

* X is horizontal and Y is vertical with the stem always vertical.