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.

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 Alzheimer’s disease in mice...
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 than 2 years of age (infants) was presented at the 2014...
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 Bulk...
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 funding...
Technology | October 14, 2014
October 14, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride lipid microsphere...
Feature | October 03, 2014 | Raissa Rocha
The use of contrast media in many imaging modalities continues to evolve as physicians seek to improve dose management...
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 technology...
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 for...
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...