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This medical illustration series compares correct v. incorrect placement of a subclavian catheter (catheterization) in a black female. Anterior overviews and a detailed inset show the following: 1. Correct procedure where the catheter is properly placed into the right subclavian vein and threaded into the superior vena cava, 2. Incorrect procedure showing the catheter penetrating the wall of the vein.