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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Technology | July 31, 2012

July 31, 2012 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the U.S.-based company of the Bracco Group, announced that the U.S. Food...

PET images produced using florbetapir, which highlights beta-amyloid plaques, show the brains of a cognitively normal subject (top left); an amyloid-positive patient with Alzheimers disease (top right); a patient with mild cognitive impairment (bottom left) and a patient with mild cognitive impairment who progressed to dementia during a multi-center 18-month study (bottom right). Image courtesy of the journal Neurology

Blog | July 27, 2012

When I was a kid, living in a mid-size Wisconsin town, my family would drive the mile or so from our home to the...

Videos | Nuclear Imaging | July 26, 2012

Frederic H. Fahey, DSc, incoming president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, shares his...

News | July 20, 2012

July 20, 2012 — Acusphere Inc. announced that it had completed the marketing authorization application (MAA) dossier...

GE, VPDiagnostics Collaborate on MRI of Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis Imaging, Plaque Analysis

MRI-PlaqueView's 3-D visualization of carotid plaque morphology and composition.

News | July 13, 2012

July 13, 2012 — GE Healthcare and VPDiagnostics Inc. jointly announced today their co-marketing agreement for the...

Study Shows Safety of Ultrasound Contrast Agent
News | July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc., a developer, manufacturer and distributor of diagnostic imaging...

Technology | June 11, 2012

June 8, 2012 — Bayer HealthCare announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Radimetrics Inc. that will...

Technology | June 08, 2012

June 8, 2012 — Bayer Radiology and Interventional announced the introduction of the Certegra Workstation, an...

Trends in PICC Line Technology

PICC lines are used for venous pressure monitoring, blood sampling, drug administration and replacement of fluids or blood products. Cook Spectrum catheters are impregnated with the antimicrobials minocycline and rifampin, which have been shown to minimize the risk of bacterial colonization of the catheter and catheter-related bacteremia during use.

Feature | June 04, 2012 | Dr. Kamran Zamanian and Jamie Stillborn, iData Research Inc.

Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are devices used for intravenous access to facilitate the delivery...

Bayer Healthcare  Will Exhibit New Nuclear Imaging Technologies at SNM 2012
News | May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012 — Bayer Radiology & Interventional will showcase new device technologies at the annual meeting of...

Recently Introduced  Contrast Injectors

The Bayer/Medrad Mark 7 Arterion angiographic injector is designed for better ergonomics, to be small, light-weigh and easy to use.

Feature | May 15, 2012 | Dave Fornell

Two next-generation automated...

Automated Contrast Injectors Market and Technology Trends

The new Mark 7 Arterion angiographic injector is small, light-weigh and easy to use.

Feature | May 15, 2012 | Rohan Panda, Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Research Associate

Medical devices employed for injecting radio-opaque contrast media into the body to enhance the visibility of...

Lantheus Announces Manufacturing, Supply Agreements for Cardiolite, Neurolite
News | May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced new manufacturing and supply agreements with Jubilant...

News | April 13, 2012

April 13, 2012 — Researchers at The Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center have successfully used...

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Technology | April 04, 2012

April 4, 2012 — Medrad (Bayer) recently introduced the Mark 7 Arterion angiographic...

News | April 03, 2012

April 3, 2012 — Incidences of renal complications, specifically acute renal failure (ARF) and new hemodialysis (HD...

Study Released Comparing MRI Contrast Agents
News | March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012 — A new study shows that the use of gadobenate dimeglumine, the highest relaxivity gadolinium-based...

NIH Researchers Discover New Method to Label Cells for MRI Tracking
News | March 09, 2012

March 9, 2012 — Researchers have developed a method to label transplanted cells so they can be tracked by...

Optivantage Dual-Head CT Injector With Simultaneous Injection
Technology | March 07, 2012

March 7, 2012 — Covidien announced the global launch of the Optivantage dual-head...

Lantheus Announces Partnership for Distribution of Definity Echo Contrast in China

Illustration of Definity use in Apical 4 Chamber imaging

News | February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced a strategic distribution arrangement for its Definity...