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 | 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...

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...