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.

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...

Technology | December 09, 2009

Robert G. Mitchell, senior manager, contrast imaging solutions, explains how Bracco Diagnostics'...

Craig Thompson, M.D., director of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

News | November 18, 2009

November 18, 2009 - Pancreatic cancer remains one of the deadliest cancers, with a prognosis of just six...

News | November 10, 2009

November 10, 2009 – Covidien said yesterday it will voluntarily contraindicate the use of its Optimark...

News | October 26, 2009

October 28, 2009 - The imaging industry, especially the new molecular technologies, will drive personalized medicine...

Technology | October 08, 2009

October 8, 2009 – Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. said two oral presentations featuring gadofosveset trisodium, the...

News | October 05, 2009

October 5, 2009 – A new analysis reaffirms that Lexiscan (regadenoson) Injection, the first selective A2A...

Technology | October 01, 2009

A broad array of contrast and injection management products for diagnostic imaging in radiology are...

News | August 13, 2009

August 13, 2009 - MEDRAD has introduced an eight-piece microbore disposables set for the Continuum MR...

Technology | August 12, 2009

Aug 12, 2009 - The Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs advisory committee of the U.S. Food and Drug...

News | August 03, 2009

August 3, 2009 - Cardinal Health today announced it has agreed to acquire the assets of privately held...

News | July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009 - The iso-omolar contrast medium iodixanol does not yield lower rates of contrast-induced...

News | July 01, 2009

July 1, 2009 — High doses, gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents alone are not sufficient to cause...

News | June 13, 2009

June 13, 2009 - Lantheus will be the first company to be able to offer Technetium-99 (Tc99m) derived from...