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.

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...

News | November 10, 2010

November 10, 2010 — Results from the first head-to-head taste test of oral contrast agents indicate a...

Technology | November 01, 2010

The Titan 3T is a works-in-progress magnetic resonance (MR) system from Toshiba. The system has several patient-...

Technology | October 28, 2010

MedRad’s Connect.PACS informatics solution instantly integrates each patient’s CT contrast-injection record...

Technology | October 27, 2010

P3T PA (pulmonary angiography), from Medrad, is a personalized contrast-dosing software that increases the...

Technology | October 27, 2010

Bracco offers contrast imaging agents for computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), angiography...

News | October 26, 2010

October 26, 2010 - Agfa Healthcare has acquired Insight Agents GmbH in Germany, allowing the company to...

News | October 19, 2010

October 19, 2010 — CardioGen-82 (Rubidium Rb 82 Generator) when used with positron emission tomography (PET)...

News | October 14, 2010

October 14, 2010 – An injectable magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) blood pool imaging agent has been...

News | September 10, 2010

September 10, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring that gadolinium-based...

News | August 30, 2010

August 23, 2010 — The Intego positron emission tomography (PET) infusion system is now listed with Novation LLC, one...

Polymer Bottle Packaging Receives GE's Ecomaginationsm Approval
Feature | August 26, 2010

August 25, 2010 - GE Healthcare announced that polymer bottle packaging is now included in the company’s...