ACIST CVi®: Reference 01

Traditional versus automated injection contrast system in diagnostic and percutaneous coronary interventional procedures: Comparison of the contrast volume delivered. Anne G, Gruberg L, Huber A, Nikolsky E, et al. Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2004;16:360-362.

453 consecutive patients undergoing DCA, DCA + PCI, and PCI at one institution were randomly assigned to a manual technique (n=200) or to the ACIST System (n=253) for contrast injection. The manual method used in the control group required the usual repetitive manipulation of the stopcock-manifold system and contrast injection by hand syringe with left ventriculography performed in these patients by attachment to a (non-variable) power injector.