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.

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...
NIH, biomarker, breast cancer, early detection, contrast solution, MRI

Metastasis occurs when cells are shed from primary breast cancer tumor and establish a new tumor at a distant site. For early detection of the metastasis with MRI, the Lu Lab developed a probe that binds to fibrin-fibronectin protein complexes in high-risk tumors. Fibronectin is expressed in high-risk (aggressive) cancer and not in normal tissue, so MRI imaging is able to distinguish metastases from normal tissue. Image courtesy of the National Institutes of Health.

News | MRI Breast | August 12, 2015
August 12, 2015 — Researchers have shown that...
NIR, contrast agents, thyroid, parathyroids, surgery, Frangioni, FLARE

Intraoperative image of thyroid (red) and parathyroids (green) in rats four hours after intravenous injection of targeted contrast agents. Image captured using the FLARE system. Image courtesy of Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

News | Contrast Media | July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015 — Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have...
Guerbet, acquisition, Mallinckrodt, CMDS business, contrast media, CT, MRI
Feature | Contrast Media | July 28, 2015
July 28, 2015 — Guerbet announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire...
MRI, gadolinium, contrast agents, Wolters Kluwer, safety issue
Feature | Contrast Media | June 26, 2015
June 26, 2015 - New results in animals highlight a major safety concern regarding a class of...
molecular MRI, contrast agents, PSMA, cancer, SNMMI, Sangeeta Ray
News | June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015 - The prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) biomarker is the bullseye for three new...
Bracco, Lumason, first U.S. echocardiography procedure, Morristown
Feature | Contrast Media | June 04, 2015
June 4, 2015 - Bracco Imaging announced that the first...
Visipaque, IOCM, LOCM, angioplasty, EuroPCR 2015
News | May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015 — Significantly fewer renal and cardiac events are associated with...
gadolinium, brain, contrast MRI, Radiology, Kanal, brain, brain MRI with contrast
Feature | May 05, 2015
May 5, 2015 — New research, published in the journal Radiology, suggests some types of a popular...
Technology | March 06, 2015
March 6, 2015 — Bracco Imaging, through its business unit Bracco Injeneering SA, announced the availability of its...
nanoparticles, stroke, tPA, blood clot, magnetic, MRI, antiplatelet

Each nanoparticle is composed of an iron oxide core (red squares) that is swathed in albumin (grey) and the anti-clotting agent tPA (green). The iron oxide cubes are about 20 nm on a side.

News | February 26, 2015
February 26, 2015 — By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston...
MR guided focused ultrasound, Alzheimer's, mice, contrast media

The image on the left shows the plaque abnormalities on untreated transgenic mice and the image on the right shows the brain of a transgenic mouse that has been treated with MR imaging-guided focused ultrasound. Image courtesy of Kullervo Hynynen, Sunnybrook Research Institute.

Feature | February 13, 2015
February 13, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have reversed some of the symptoms of...
Latest Trends in Contrast Media Injectors
Feature | February 10, 2015 | Raissa Rocha and Dave Fornell
There have been several recent advances with contrast media injector technology, including cutting costs by reducing...
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) for...
Nephrocheck Test System, Blood testing, contrast media

Image courtesy of Astute Medical

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

Image courtesy of Bayer Healthcare

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 Society...
Feature | December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014 — Data from a Bayer study in children less...