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 | 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...

Feature | April 13, 2011 | Dave Fornell

Over the past few years, the trends in automated imaging contrast media injection systems have included the...

News | March 25, 2011

March 25, 2011 – The diagnostic imaging business unit of Bayer Vital GmbH and Vital Images, have signed a...

FDA Approves Injection for MRI of Central Nervous System
Technology | March 15, 2011

March 15, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist (gadobutrol) injection,...

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Technology | February 14, 2011

February 14, 2011 – A new bedside insertion kit and power-injectable catheter has been launched. The...

News | February 10, 2011

February 10, 2011 – Pre-clinical studies have demonstrated that improved drug uptake in tumors can be...

Distribution Agreement Expands Access to Diagnostic Imaging Agents
News | January 24, 2011

January 24, 2011 – Lantheus Medical Imaging has entered into a contract with Novation for Ablavar (...

The microbubbles that make up the ultrasound contrast agent Optison.

The microbubbles that make up the ultrasound contrast agent Optison.

Feature | January 24, 2011

 

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can "dramatically improve" physicians' ability to detect heart disease...

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News | January 24, 2011

January 24, 2011 – A U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) panel voted unanimously last week to recommend the...

FDA Reviews Ultrasound Contrast Agent for Stress Echocardiography
News | December 17, 2010

December 17, 2010 – An ultrasound contrast agent is under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (...

Customized Solutions Meet the Demands of an Evolving Radiology Market
News | December 16, 2010

December 16, 2010 – Bracco Imaging demonstrated how its customized evidence-based diagnostic imaging...

New Study Shows Promise for Detecting Prostate Cancer
News | November 12, 2010

November 12, 2010 – A noninvasive imaging technique may help effectively diagnose prostate cancer at an early stage...