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.

Displacement comparison at the end-systolic frame and final frame

Displacement comparison at the end-systolic frame and final frame. The three patients (V6, V10, V16) with different left-ventricle walls are shown. Point-to-surface distance is a measure to estimate the distance of a point from the reference surface. Image courtesy of WMG, University of Warwick

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 28, 2019

August 28, 2019 — A new 3-D...

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...

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