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Venous accesses

Central venous accesses are always created if medications or nutrient solutions are to be delivered into the superior vena cava.

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This is also required for various chemotherapy agents in order to achieve the greatest possible dilution in the body directly as a result of the substances’ toxicity. It is usually the doctor treating the patient who determines the choice of the right catheter in consultation with one of our interventional radiologists. The key basis of the decision in this case is the expected duration of the treatment planned, and how long central venous access will be required for it.

Possible alternatives are listed below, and more information about them can be found on this website:

If you have any questions about this subject, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help!

Minimally invasive tumour therapy (MITT)
Department of Radiology

Charité Campus Virchow-Klinikum (CVK)
Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin
t: +49 30 450 557 309
f: +49 30 450 557 947

Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin (CBF)
Hindenburgdamm 30, 12203 Berlin
t: +49 30 8445 2852
f: +49 30 8445 2891

Campus Charité Mitte (CCM)
Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin
t: +49 30 450 527 098
f: +49 30 7 527 908

minimal-invasive-ambulanz(at) or mia(at)


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