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.

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Feature | Contrast Media Injectors | March 02, 2017 | By Jeff Zagoudis

With medical imaging use on the rise, contrast media...

Lantheus Medical Imaging, Definity, FDA approval, label update, echocardiography, cardiac shunt contraindication
Technology | Contrast Media | February 02, 2017

February 2, 2017 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a...

CT, computed tomography, IV contrast media, acute kidney injury risk, Annals of Emergency Medicine study

A new study in Annals of Emergency Medicine finds no association between intravenous contrast media used in computed tomography (CT) and kidney damage. Roughly 80 million doses of IV contrast media are given every year. Credit: American College of Emergency Physicians

News | Contrast Media | January 30, 2017

January 30, 2017 — Intravenous contrast media (typically iohexol or iodixanol) used in...

Videos | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 12, 2016

Emanuel Kanal, M.D., director of MRI services and professor of radiology and neuroradiology at the University of...

Bracco Diagnostics, CT Exprès 3-D Contrast Media Delivery System, RSNA 2016, computed tomography
Technology | Contrast Media Injectors | December 05, 2016

December 5, 2016 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced that CT Exprès — the first and only multi-dose, multi-patient,...

GE Healthcare, Optison ultrasound contrast agent, FDA labeling change, cardiac shunts, intra-arterial injection
Technology | Contrast Media | October 04, 2016

October 4, 2016 — GE Healthcare announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a label...

contrast-enhanced ultrasound, CEUS, liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, study, Advances in Contrast Ultrasound conference, ICUS
News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016 — Tiny microbubbles are being used to more effectively...

Toshiba, Aplio 500 Platinum ultrasound, International Contrast Ultrasound Society, ICUS, live case, contrast-enhanced
News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 07, 2016

September 7, 2016 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. announced that its Aplio 500 Platinum...

gadolinium, ACR Manual on Contrast Media, update, FDA safety concerns
News | Contrast Media | July 12, 2016

July 12, 2016 — The updated American College of Radiology (ACR) Manual on Contrast Media contains a statement...

MRI, gadolinium contrast, Parkinsonism, nervous system disorder, Blayne Welk, Western University
News | Contrast Media | July 05, 2016

July 5, 2016 — A study appearing in the July 5 issue of JAMA assessed the association between...

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 01, 2016

June 1, 2016 — Alzeca Biosciences announced successful preliminary results for ADx, its novel, proprietary...

MR angiography, MRA, Bayer, Gadavist, gadobutrol injection, FDA approval, supra-aortic arteries
Technology | Contrast Media | April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016 — Bayer announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved...

CTA, CT, contrast media injector, contrast injector, EmpowerCTA

Bracco's new EmpowerCTA+, designed for cardiac CT angiography exams.

Feature | Contrast Media Injectors | April 29, 2016 | Jeff Zagoudis

The biggest trend in contrast media injector...

Bracco NEXO
News | April 20, 2016

In the healthcare space, the capturing and documentation of data has become an integral part of operations. A...

News | Contrast Media | April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016 — The global market for ...

Duke University study, molecular lightbulbs, MRI imaging agent

Duke scientists have discovered a new class of inexpensive and long-lived molecular tags that enhance MRI signals by 10,000-fold. To activate the tags, the researchers mix them with a newly developed catalyst (center) and a special form of hydrogen (gray), converting them into long-lived magnetic resonance 'lightbulbs' that might be used to track disease metabolism in real time. Image courtesy of Thomas Theis, Duke University.

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016 — Duke University researchers have taken a major step towards realizing a new form of...

stroke damage, MRI, contrast agent, gelatinase, University of Missouri study
News | Neuro Imaging | March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016 ― A team of researchers led by the University of Missouri School of Medicine has developed a new,...

oral contrast agent, breast cancer, dense tissue, mammograms, American Chemical Society ACS
News | Contrast Media | March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016 — The ongoing debate about ...

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