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.

News | July 12, 2010

July 12, 2010 – Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. today announced that it has acquired the balance of the...

News | July 09, 2010

July 9, 2010 – Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced this week that it has signed a new manufacturing and...

Technology | July 07, 2010

July 7, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Medrad Inc. clearance to market the...

News | June 15, 2010

June 15, 2010 – A new study evaluating the safety of an echocardiography contrast agent found that the agent did not...

News | June 08, 2010

June 8, 2010 – A recent study found a potential new molecular imaging agent combined with post-scan image processing...

News | June 03, 2010

June 4, 2010 – The first national contract signed for a magnetic resonance imaging angiography (MRA)...

News | June 03, 2010

June 3, 2010 – A joint research agreement will explore the targeted delivery of experimental therapeutics based on...

Medrads Avanta fluid management injection system for the cath lab offers fixed or variable flow contrast and saline delivery on demand, replacing the manual manifold and syringe. The system can help improve workflow and reduce contrast consumption.

Feature | June 02, 2010 | Cristen C. Bolan

Automated contrast media injectors are used in cardiac imaging to help improve patient safety and enhance image...

Technology | June 02, 2010

June 3, 2010 - More than 70,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with cancer of the bladder in 2009, with...

Cost per 100 patients for each contrast agent.

News | May 24, 2010

May 24, 2010 - Utilizing the iso-osmolar agent Visipaque (iodixanol) could save hospitals $54,617 per 100 patients...

Technology | May 19, 2010

May 20, 2010 – A new partnership enables data communication between Medrad's Intego positron emission...

Technology | May 19, 2010

May 19, 2010 – Three distinct lumens in a new line of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs)...

News | May 19, 2010

May 19, 2010 – A new study shows a single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging agent can identified...

A novel imaging agent for PET, BMS747158 detects more ischemia than technetium SPECT/CT imaging.

A novel imaging agent for PET, BMS747158 detects more ischemia than technetium SPECT/CT imaging.

Feature | May 05, 2010 | Cristen C. Bolan

When digital electronic devices are first released on the market, they are sold at a premium. Gradually, as...

Best Practices in Radiology Workflow

The EmpowerCTA Contrast Injector, with the integrated IRiSCT Data Management System provides integrated pre-programmed MDCT protocols for ISOVUE-370. Photo courtesy of Bracco Imaging.

Feature | March 31, 2010 | Cristen C. Bolan

 

 

 

The biggest challenge in applying best practices in radiology workflow is seeing...

News | February 28, 2010

February 28, 2010 - Patients expressed a statistically significant preference for the taste of iohexol over...

News | February 17, 2010

February 17, 2010 — An agreement has been reached to further augment and diversify a manufacturer's supply...

News | February 02, 2010

February 2, 2010 – When doctors added contrast agent gadolinium during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...

Ablavar has an MRA indication to evaluate aortoiliac occlusive disease.

Technology | January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010 - The first FDA-cleared contrast imaging agent for use with a magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)...

Technology | December 11, 2009

Bracco Diagnostics and Acist Medical Systems featured the EmpowerCTA contrast injector, updated with...