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No law prevents doctors from freely prescribing U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs and devices for off-label uses, yet regulators continue to aggressively pursue civil and...

Contrast Agents Mayo Clinic Clinical Study Kidney Injury

Many physicians have long believed that the use of intravenous contrast agents for computed tomography (CT) scans can cause acute kidney injury. New Mayo Clinic research questions the strength of...

Clinical Study Catherization Kindey Damage Contrast Media

November 8, 2012 — A hydration regimen tailored to the patient’s fluid status was effective in reducing damage to kidneys in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization, according to a study...

Several technological advancements occurred in the PICC market in recent years that are changing the competitive landscape and driving growth. Increasingly, medical professionals are using...

Two next-generation automated contrast injector systems were recently introduced in the United States. 

 

Medical devices employed for injecting radio-opaque contrast media into the body to enhance the visibility of tissues for a medical imaging procedure are known as contrast injectors. Over the...

Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a significant problem resulting from the use of iodine contrast agents in computed tomography (CT) scans and cath lab angiography. It can have...

Automated contrast media injectors control contrast dosage, record the amount used and speed injections to keep up with today’s fast computed tomography (CT) scanners. They also warn of potential...

Radial artery occlusion rate during transradial access procedures is strongly related to sheath and catheter size. Although worldwide most experienced practitioners (90 percent) use 5 and 6 French...

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can "dramatically improve" physicians' ability to detect heart disease and stratify future risk, said Thomas Porter, M.D., at the 16th European Symposium on...