As the number of patients requiring venous access continues to grow rapidly, catheter placement procedures have become an integral part of every radiology department. This practical book presents a comprehensive overview of virtually every topic pertaining to central catheters, describing everything you need to provide optimal patient care. Throughout, leading experts offer "helpful hints" on dealing with commonly occurring problems. The book is filled with key information on topics such as venous anatomy, indications, catheter designs, and the newest technology in the field. It covers the entire process: from choosing the ideal catheter and proper placement to treating complications and post-surgical follow-up. Benefit from these special features: · More than 250 detailed illustrations show every step of central catheter placement · "How-to-do-it" format enhances understanding of the procedures · Authors discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different catheters Here is the essential review of venous access that all interventional and general radiologists, nephrologists, and vascular surgeons need to become proficient in radiological catheter placement. For residents, it is an ideal introduction to the field and board preparation guide.