The Benefits of Embedding Marker Bands vs. Swaging
- Magazine Article
In order to identify the location of a catheter tip under fluoroscopy, the use of marker bands is commonplace in medical applications. These bands are typically platinum iridium metals that are easily detectable on the technology used during the surgeries but can also be made of tantalum or gold for certain applications. The marker bands are put on the catheter, either through swaging or embedding, as a shiny indicator to the surgeon of directly where in the body the tip is located as the operation progresses.