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.

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 label...
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 computed tomography (CT) does...
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...
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News | Contrast Media | December 09, 2016
At the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2016), Bracco Diagnostics Inc. showcased...
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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 change...
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News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 12, 2016
September 12, 2016 — Tiny microbubbles are being used to more effectively identify liver tumors, according to a study...
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News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 07, 2016
September 7, 2016 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. announced that its Aplio 500 Platinum ultrasound system will...
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 gadolinium exposure and...
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 01, 2016
June 1, 2016 — Alzeca Biosciences announced successful preliminary results for ADx, its novel, proprietary diagnostic...
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News | Contrast Media Injectors | May 03, 2016
May 3, 2016 — The global market for contrast media injectors is set to increase from $830 million in 2015 to almost $1....
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 Gadavist (gadobutrol)...
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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 today is one seen throughout all of healthcare — doing more...
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 contrast media is set to rise from just over $4.3 billion in 2015 to over $6...
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 magnetic resonance...
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 breast cancer diagnostics has left many women confused — particularly over...
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 lung disease has taken a major step...