MDS Nordian Manufactures, Bracco Diagnostic Offers CardioGen-82 Cardiac Imaging Agent

 

June 10, 2009

CardioGen-82, the only generator-based, cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET) perfusion imaging agent approved by the FDA, produces Rb-82 using a specialized generator technology. Once administered to the patient, Rb-82 is used as a PET imaging tracer for perfusion studies of the heart to examine blood flow through heart vessels. PET is a highly sensitive medical imaging technique that produces a three-dimensional image of the functioning heart, allowing the cardiologist to identify regions of the heart muscle receiving poor blood flow.