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Central Venous Access

Johns Hopkins Interventional Radiology Center (IRC) team of interventionalists has dedicated their professional lives to advancing interventional radiology services. Interventional radiologists will insert a central venous line to allow patients to receive medications, cancer treatments, dialysis, blood transfusions, nutrition among other functions. 

Central Venous Access: Why Choose Johns Hopkins?

  • We offer highly specialized interventional services using state-of-the-art equipment in a compassionate, caring environment.
  • Our minimally invasive image-guided treatments allow patients care with less risk, pain and recovery time. 
  • At Johns Hopkins, we commit to continuously advancing radiological services for therapeutic treatments.

Therapeutic Procedures

A nurse, physician assistant or medical affairs coordinator will work closely with the neurosurgeon to coordinate your care and assist you in making appointments to see other doctors at Johns Hopkins or for tests or treatments.

  • Placement of Central Venous Access Catheters (port)
  • Placement of PICCs (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters)
  • Placement and maintenance of apheresis, and infusion catheters
  • Temporary central venous catheters

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