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.

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June 29, 2021 – A new original science category being featured at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2021 ...

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News | Congenital Heart

June 29, 2021 – Echocardiography with ultrasound enhancing agents (UEAs) has proven to be a valuable imaging procedure ...

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News | Cardiac Imaging

May 12, 2021 — According to the British Heart Foundation, heart and circulatory diseases cause more than a quarter (27 ...

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This study found cardiac MRI gadolinium-based contrast agents are safe for patient use. Overall, there were only 556 acute adverse effects in 145,855 contrast-enhanced MRIs, with only 47 being classified as severe.
Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

October 29, 2020 — Contrast agents used to improve views of the heart on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) carry a very ...

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October 4, 2019 – RenalGuard Therapy was found to be superior to the POSEIDON method in preventing contrast-induced ...

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News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

August 28, 2019 — A new 3-D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) computing technique developed by scientists in WMG at the ...

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News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound

August 7, 2019 — Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most ...

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Technology | Contrast Media

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

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Videos | Contrast Media

Sharon Mulvagh, M.D., FASE, FACC, FRCPC, professor of medicine, division of cardiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax ...

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Videos | Cath Lab

Thomas Porter, M.D., FASE, the Theordore F. Hubbard Distinguished Chair of Cardiology and a professor of medicine at the ...

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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). Photo by Dave Fornell
Feature | Contrast Media | Dave Fornell, Editor

Iodine-based contrast agents used in computed tomography (CT) and catheter-based angiography have been implicated as a ...

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News | Contrast Media

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

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News | Ultrasound Imaging

March 7, 2019 — National and international ultrasound societies are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ...

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