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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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 technology...
Bracco NEXO
News | April 20, 2016
In the healthcare space, the capturing and documentation of data has become an integral part of operations. A contrast...
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, real-...
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 ...
lung disease, MRI scans, contrast agent, hyperpolarized krypton
News | Lung Cancer | March 11, 2016
March 11, 2016 — New scanning technology which will give a much clearer picture of...
Weill Cornell Medicine, Senior Scientific, magnetix relaxometry, MRX technology, prostate cancer detection
News | Prostate Cancer | February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016 — Manhattan Scientifics Inc. announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Senior Scientific LLC, which is...
Guerbet, OptiOne single-head contrast delivery system, FDA 510k clearance
Technology | Contrast Media Injectors | February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016 — Guerbet announced that it has received 510K clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (...
ultrasound-activated microbubbles, heart attack, pig model, NIBIB, human clinical trials

An ultrasound-stimulated microbubble burrows through a fibrin clot (green) allowing penetration of the surrounding fluid into the clot (yellow). Image courtesy of Christopher Acconci and David Goertz, University of Toronto.

News | Ultrasound Imaging | February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016 — Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) used...
News | Contrast Media | February 04, 2016
February 4, 2016 — Akrotome Imaging Inc. received a major award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in...
Novel MRI Imaging Agent More Effectively Monitors Impact of Treatment in Lung, Prostate Cancers

Molecular imaging of the GRPR biomarker on mice xenografted with PC3 and H441 cells by T1-weighted spin echo MR imaging and NIR imaging.

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 29, 2015
December 29, 2015 — A method to better trace changes in cancers and treatment of the prostate and lung without the...
smart fat cells, liposomes, blood-brain barrier, gliomas, early detection, brain tumors
News | Neuro Imaging | December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015 — A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
News | Contrast Media | November 29, 2015
November 29, 2015 — Guerbet announced that it has completed its acquisition of the "contrast media and delivery systems...
Access Scientific, Powerwand midline IV catheter, CT contrast injection

Image courtesy of Access Scientific LLC

Technology | Contrast Media | November 02, 2015
November 2, 2015 — Access Scientific LLC announced validation of the Powerwand midline IV catheter for power-injectable...
Lumason, CMS, ultrasound contrast agent, approval for reimbursement
News | Contrast Media | October 21, 2015
October 21, 2015 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced that Lumason was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
Galt Medical, Health Line International Corp., Nexus CT Midline Catheter with MST Insertion Kit

Image courtesy of Galt Medical

Technology | Contrast Media Injectors | October 01, 2015
October 1, 2015 — Galt Medical has partnered with Health Line International Corp. and launched the Nexus CT Midline...
EMI-137, optical imaging agent, detection, early stage, colorectal cancer
News | Oncology Diagnostics | September 18, 2015
September 18, 2015 — Edinburgh Molecular Imaging Ltd. (EM Imaging) has signed an exclusive global license for a novel...
UAMS, Vladimir Zharov, melanoma, theranostics, CTCs, nanoparticles
News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015 — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., D.Sc., was...
ultrasound, microbubbles, delivery, absorption, drugs, pancreatic cancer, ICUS
News | Contrast Media | September 11, 2015
September 11, 2015 — Tiny gas microbubbles can enhance the delivery and absorption of cancer drugs in patients with...