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 | 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...

News | February 16, 2012

January 5, 2012 - A group of thought leaders in Alzheimer's disease (AD) says the science is solid and the time has...

Feature | February 09, 2012 | Dave Fornell

Several positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agents are being developed to visualize Alzheimer’s disease in...

Bracco Acquires Contrast Injector Maker Swiss Medical Care
News | January 06, 2012

January 6, 2012 - Bracco Imaging SpA has acquired Swiss Medical Care (SMC), a Swiss company headquartered in...

Technology | December 29, 2011

December 29, 2011 — Medrad Inc. recently released the Certegra Informatics Connect.RIS...

News | November 14, 2011

November 14, 2011 – The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) reported that the Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs...

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News | November 03, 2011

November 3, 2011 – Lantheus Medical Imaging announced important changes to the U.S. product label for Definity Vial...

Lantheus Awarded Premier Agreements For Ultrasound, MRI Contrast Agents
Technology | October 26, 2011

October 26, 2011 – Lantheus Medical Imaging announced it has been awarded three-year supplier contracts with Premier...

Experts Urge FDA to Remove Echo Contrast Box Warnings
News | October 04, 2011

October 4, 2011 – The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) submitted a petition this week to the U.S....

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News | August 23, 2011

August 23, 2011 — PLC Systems Inc. said the final results from the REMEDIAL II investigator-sponsored clinical trial...

Acist Contrast Delivery System Facilitates Diagnosis of 10 Millionth Patient
News | August 09, 2011

August 9, 2011 — Acist Medical Systems Inc., a Bracco Group company and provider of advanced contrast injection...

Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Aurum Biosciences Explore Imaging, Therapeutic Uses of Oxycyte PFC
News | July 29, 2011

July 29, 2011 — Oxygen Biotherapeutics Inc. and privately held Aurum Biosciences Ltd. of Glasgow, Scotland, have...

News | June 14, 2011

 

June 14, 2011 – GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics announced results of a study evaluating the...

Medrad Launches Second Generation Intego PET Infusion System
Technology | May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011 – Medrad Inc., a business of Bayer HealthCare, has announced the launch of the next generation Intego...

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News | May 10, 2011

May 10, 2011 – A simple blood test may help prevent a serious complication associated with a contrast agent commonly...