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.

Contrast media, Nuclear imaging, Radiopharmaceuticals and tracers

Image courtesy of Lantheus

News | January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced an agreement with the Institute for Radioelements (IRE)...

Nephrocheck Test System, Blood testing, contrast media

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News | January 27, 2015

January 27, 2015 — Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc. announced the nationwide availability to hospitals of the...

Bayer Healthcare, Gadavist, FDA, approval, pediatric patients, contrast media

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Technology | January 06, 2015

January 6, 2015 — Bayer HealthCare announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist...

Bayer radimetrics dose thresholds
Technology | December 23, 2014

December 23, 2014 — Bayer unveiled version 2.5 of its Radimetrics Enterprise Platform at the 2014 Radiological...

Feature | December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 — Data from a Bayer study in children...

Bracco Creates Multi-Dose Compliant Contrast Medium for Point-of-Care Use in the CT Suite
Technology | November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced the availability of its Isovue (iopamidol injection) Imaging...

News | October 15, 2014

October 15, 2014 — Medical imaging is at the forefront of diagnostics today, with imaging techniques like magnetic...

News | October 15, 2014

October 15, 2014 – The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has received an additional $1.27 million of...

Technology | October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride lipid...

Feature | October 03, 2014 | Raissa Rocha

The use of contrast media in many...

blood testing, nephrocheck
News | September 30, 2014
September 30, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of the NephroCheck test, a first-of-a-...
Mallinckrodt U.S. Launch OptiSync Contrast Data Management System
Technology | September 25, 2014

September 25, 2014 — Mallinckrodt announced the U.S. launch of the OptiSync data management system as a new...

Authors Say Contrast-Enhanced CT Safe for Most Patients
Feature | September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 — According to new research performed at the Mayo Clinic, iodine-based contrast material injected...

New Imaging Agent Provides Better Picture of the Gut

Applying a method that uses nanoparticles to create visual contrast, a researcher created the above photoacoustic image of a mouse intestine. The colors indicate the depth of the intestine (red: deep blue: shallow). Photo courtesy Jonathan Lovell.

News | August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014 — A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the...

Feature | August 11, 2014

August 11, 2014 — Imaging experts from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) released a paper, "Guidelines...

News | July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014 — Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumors, to help doctors...

Imaging Fat of the Bone

Images show the effect of exercise on fat inside bone marrow.*

Feature | July 16, 2014

July 16, 2014 — In your bones, there is fat. Why? Researchers do not know, but they have theories. How does it get...

Mobile AUC App Update Encourages Appropriate Use of TEE, Contrast and Stress Imaging
Feature | July 03, 2014

July 3, 2014 — The American Society of Echocardiography Foundation (ASEF) launched the second version of its free...

FDA Approves Gadavist (Gadobutrol) Injection as First Contrast Agent for Breast MRI in United States
Technology | June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014 — Bayer HealthCare announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new indication for...

FDA Approves Lipiodol (Ethiodized Oil) to Image Tumors in Adults With Known Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Technology | April 18, 2014

April 18, 2014 — Guerbet announced that Lipiodol was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),...