Vena tech IVC filter

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy


Radiograph ordered for abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

Name the IVC filter.

A Vena Tech inferior vena cava filter and lumbosacral posterior spinal fusion hardware are present.


This is a conical filter with 6 legs, each attached to a flat side rail that lies against the cava wall. These act as vertical stabilizing struts. It is made of Phynox® wire (same alloy as Conichrome®).

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Case information

rID: 38713
Case created: 30th Jul 2015
Last edited: 7th Mar 2016
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