What Are MIIPs? / Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter
What is an Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement?
The Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) is the big vein in your abdomen that carries the blood from your legs and body back to your heart.
An IVC filter is a small metal device used to block blood clots from traveling from your legs to your lungs. They look like the wire frame of an umbrella without the fabric or handle.
IVC Filter Placement is a minimally invasive, image-guided procedure (MIIP) where the IVC filter is put into the big vein in your abdomen.