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 Bayer's Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients
Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac...

Iodine-based CT contrast with ready for scanning with a Canon Aquilion One 320-slice CT system at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in the Chicago suburbs. It is not clear that contrast caused contract induced nephrapathy (CIN), also referred to as acute kidney injury (AKI) or contrast-associated acute kidney injury (CAAKI),

Iodine-based CT contrast ready for scanning with a Canon Aquilion One 320-slice CT system at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in the Chicago suburbs.

Feature | Contrast Media | May 31, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Iodine-based contrast agents used in...

The individuals who appear are for illustrative purposes only. All persons depicted are models and not real patients or healthcare professionals.

Pass-through status and new CPT codes are expectred to boost usage of contrast-enhanced ultrasound procedures. The individuals who appear are for illustrative purposes only. All persons depicted are models and not real patients or healthcare professionals.

Case Study | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | May 29, 2019

As part of the ...

DyeMINISH Multi-center Global Patient Registry Launched
News | Contrast Media | May 09, 2019

May 9, 2019 — Osprey Medical announced the launch of DyeMINISH, a global patient registry to evaluate the ongoing...

Ultrasound Societies Urge FDA to Remove "Black Box" on Ultrasound Contrast Agents
News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 07, 2019

March 7, 2019 — National and international...

VigiLanz and Cincinnati Children's Commercialize Real-Time Acute Kidney Injury Tracking
News | Contrast Media | November 30, 2018

November 30, 2018 — VigiLanz and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center recently announced a collaboration...

Osprey Medical and GE Healthcare Launch Acute Kidney Injury Educational Program
News | Angiography | September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018 — Osprey Medical announced a collaboration with GE Healthcare on Osprey’s Be Kind to Kidneys...

Gadolinium contrast agents (GBCAs) are partly retained in the brain, raising safety concerns, as seen in this MRI.

Gadolinium contrast agents (GBCAs) are partly retained in the brain, raising safety concerns, as seen in this MRI.

News | Contrast Media | September 12, 2018

In February 2018, a workshop was held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, to explore...

Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 11, 2018

Thomas Porter, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the echocardiography lab at the University of Nebraska...

A cardiac MRI scanner at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. There is growing concern that gadolinium contrast may cause chronic health problems in some patients.

A cardiac MRI scanner at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. There is growing concern that gadolinium contrast may cause chronic health problems in some patients.

Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 28, 2018 | Dave Fornell

One of the biggest concerns in radiology in recent years is the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs)...

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