Contrast Media

Contrast media, also called contrast agents, are used to enhance the blood and perfusion in tissues. This includes iodine based contrast for on computed tomography (CT), gadolinium based agents for MRI and lipid bubble contrast agents used in ultrasound.

Gadolinium-based contrast agents

UT Dallas faculty members who collaborated with Dr. Jeremiah Gassensmith (center, back), associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, include Dr. Lloyd Lumata (left, back), assistant professor of physics, and Dr. Steven Nielsen, associate professor of chemistry. Chemistry graduate students in Gassensmith’s lab include (from left, front) Oliva Brohlin, Arezoo Shahrivarkevishahi and Laurel Hagge.

News | Contrast Media | February 06, 2020
February 6, 2020 — University of Texas at Dallas researchers...
This image is of an 80 kg woman with a newly diagnosed IDH-wildtype glioblastoma

This image is of an 80 kg woman with a newly diagnosed IDH-wildtype glioblastoma. The quarter dose image on the left was obtained after the administration of 4 ml of MultiHance. Subsequently, an additional 12 ml of MultiHance was administered and the cumulative full dose image in the center was obtained. The image on the right was rendered following artificial intelligence processing of the 4 ml image using eGad genetic algorithms. This image has the quality of triple dose gadolinium even though only one quarter dose gadolinium was given.

Feature | Contrast Media Injectors | January 30, 2020 | By Matthew Kuhn, M.D., FACR
Gadolinium-based contrast agents (...

Image courtesy of Guerbet

Feature | Contrast Media Injectors | January 30, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Contrast media injector technology has seen several recent advances, such as cutting costs by reducing contrast waste...
Gadolinium based contrast dye in brain MRI

Gadolinium contrast agents (GBCAs) are partly retained in the brain, raising safety concerns, as seen in this MRI.

News | Contrast Media | January 17, 2020
January 17, 2020 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the U.S...
 Medrad Stellant flex
News | Contrast Media Injectors | December 05, 2019
December 5, 2019 — The newest...

Guerbet presented its Contrast&Care injection management solution at ECR 2018

News | Contrast Media | November 13, 2019
November 13, 2019 – Guerbet, a global specialist in...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Clariscan, a macrocyclic, ionic, gadolinium-based, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent, expanding the GE Healthcare portfolio
News | Contrast Media | November 04, 2019
November 4, 2019 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Clariscan, a macrocyclic, ionic, gadolinium...
Windsong Radiology Group

Windsong Radiology Group

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Contrast Media Injectors | October 30, 2019
Windsong Radiology Group is a New York-based radiology...
A volume of contrast agent lingers near the injection site, creating an artifact that can block the visualization of structures

A volume of contrast agent lingers near the injection site, creating an artifact that can block the visualization of structures. Graphic courtesy of Lior Molvin

Sponsored Content | Blog | Contrast Media | October 15, 2019
When it comes to listing needs, patient safety ranks at the top. Just ask an imaging administrator. “There is no way we...
Bayer Introduces Medrad Stellant Flex CT Injection System
Technology | Contrast Media Injectors | September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019 — Bayer announced the introduction of the Medrad Stellant Flex...
Characteristics nephrologists associate with renal high-risk patients. (n=13)

Characteristics nephrologists associate with renal high-risk patients. (n=13)

Sponsored Content | Feature | Contrast Media | September 05, 2019
The global rise in chronic disease has significantly increased demand for diagnostic imaging procedures, and in turn,...
News | Contrast Media | September 03, 2019
September 3, 2019 — Researchers in South Korea have found that patients with family and personal history of allergic...
Displacement comparison at the end-systolic frame and final frame

Displacement comparison at the end-systolic frame and final frame. The three patients (V6, V10, V16) with different left-ventricle walls are shown. Point-to-surface distance is a measure to estimate the distance of a point from the reference surface. Image courtesy of WMG, University of Warwick

News | Cardiac Imaging | August 28, 2019
August 28, 2019 — A new 3-D ...
Some Pregnant Women Are Exposed to Gadolinium in Early Pregnancy
News | Women's Health | August 20, 2019
August 20, 2019 — A small but concerning number of women are exposed to a commonly used...
Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019
August 7, 2019 — Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most...
Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension
Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019
August 5, 2019 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin...
Power injectors can improve efficiency and patient safety, for example, ensuring that contrast agent is not wasted due to the lack of a saline bolus. Image courtesy of Lior Molvin

Power injectors can improve efficiency and patient safety, for example, ensuring that contrast agent is not wasted due to the lack of a saline bolus. Image courtesy of Lior Molvin

Sponsored Content | Blog | Contrast Media | July 31, 2019
Patient safety and operational efficiency are behind the development of modern contrast media, selection and...
Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco

Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco

Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are now...
Image courtesy of Lior Molvin

Image courtesy of Lior Molvin

Sponsored Content | Blog | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019
Contrast agents improve every kind of medical image from computed tomography (CT) to magnetic resonance imaging (MR),...