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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News | December 04, 2012
December 4, 2012 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc. is voluntarily initiating a Class I recall of nine lots of Isovue (iopamidol...
Blog | September 04, 2012
Like an eyewitness to a freight train bearing down on a rocket fuel truck at a railroad crossing, I couldn’t avoid...
News | August 28, 2012
August 28, 2012 — The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’...
News | August 28, 2012
August 28, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced important changes to the U.S. product label for Optison (perflutren protein-...
Feature | August 17, 2012
Bayer HealthCare highlighted its Certegra Total Dose Management solution to attendees at the AHRA 2012 annual meeting...
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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 and...

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 Lake...
Videos | Nuclear Imaging | July 26, 2012
Frederic H. Fahey, DSc, incoming president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, shares his views...
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 agents,...
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 of...
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 the...
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 tissues...
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...