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.

Guerbet shows its commitment to healthcare professionals with two ranges of consumables selected for their injection solutions
News | Contrast Media Injectors | June 29, 2020
June 29, 2020 — Guerbet has launched a new "consumables.guerbet.com" website presenting its Essential and Excellence...
The Global Contrast Injectors Market will grow by $613.47M during 2020-2024, according to Technavio
News | Contrast Media Injectors | June 17, 2020
June 17, 2020 — Technavio has been monitoring the contrast injectors market and it is poised to grow by $613.47M during...
The FDA has approved Lilly’s TAUVID (flortaucipir F 18 injection), a radioactive diagnostic agent, for PET imaging of the brain to estimate the density and distribution of aggregated tau neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) in adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer’s disease

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News | Contrast Media | June 01, 2020
June 1, 2020 — TAUVID, a radioactive diagnostic agent, has been approved by the FDA for positron emission tomography (...
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have surveyed the amount of gadolinium found in river water in Tokyo. Gadolinium is contained in contrast agents given to patients undergoing medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and it has been shown in labs to become toxic when exposed to ultraviolet rays. The researchers found significantly elevated levels, particularly near water treatment plants, highlighting the need for new public policy and removal technologies as MRI become even more commonp

Samples were taken along rivers around Tokyo. Measurements of rare earth element quantities indicate a clearly elevated amount of gadolinium compared to that in natural shale. Graphics courtesy of Tokyo Metropolitan University

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020 — Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have surveyed the amount of gadolinium found in river...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Contrast Media Injectors | May 22, 2020
At this year’s RSNA ITN sat down with Dennis Durmis, Senior Vice President, Bayer Radiology to discuss Radiology trends...
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 are breathing new life into an old MRI contrast agent by...
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 (GBCAs) are widely used in medical imaging to provide essential diagnostic information...

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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. subsidiary of Bracco Imaging S.p.A., one of the world’s leading...
Results were presented at RSNA19 for the comparison of ProHance (Gadoteridol) Injection, 279.3 mg/mL and Gadavist (gadobutrol) Injection in MRI of the brain (the TRUTH study)
News | Contrast Media | December 10, 2019
December 10, 2019 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the U.S subsidiary of Bracco Imaging S.p.A., a leading global company in...
 Medrad Stellant flex
News | Contrast Media Injectors | December 05, 2019
December 5, 2019 — The newest MEDRAD Stellant FLEX CT Injection System from Bayer takes your contrast delivery to the...

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 contrast agents and solutions for medical imaging, today announced...
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...
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Windsong Radiology Group

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Contrast Media Injectors | October 30, 2019
Windsong Radiology Group is a New York-based radiology practice with five locations. Recently, Windsong participated in...
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 computed tomography (CT) injection...
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 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) computing technique developed by scientists in WMG at the...
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 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI...