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.

Clinical Study Catherization Kindey Damage Contrast Media
Feature | November 08, 2012
November 8, 2012 — A hydration regimen tailored to the patient’s fluid status was effective in reducing damage to...
News | October 09, 2012
October 9, 2012 — Physicians announced that tiny microbubbles are being used to more effectively deliver a blood clot...
Blog | September 04, 2012
Like an eyewitness to a freight train bearing down on a rocket fuel truck at a railroad crossing, I couldn’t avoid...
News | August 28, 2012
August 28, 2012 — The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’...
News | August 28, 2012
August 28, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced important changes to the U.S. product label for Optison (perflutren protein-...
Technology | July 31, 2012
July 31, 2012 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the U.S.-based company of the Bracco Group, announced that the U.S. Food and...
News | July 20, 2012
July 20, 2012 — Acusphere Inc. announced that it had completed the marketing authorization application (MAA) dossier...

MRI-PlaqueView's 3-D visualization of carotid plaque morphology and composition.

News | July 13, 2012
July 13, 2012 — GE Healthcare and VPDiagnostics Inc. jointly announced today their co-marketing agreement for the...
News | July 11, 2012
July 11, 2012 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc., a developer, manufacturer and distributor of diagnostic imaging agents,...
Technology | June 22, 2012
June 22, 2012 — Bayer HealthCare’s Radiology and Interventional unit has launched the new Mark 7 Arterion Injection...
Technology | June 11, 2012
June 8, 2012 — Bayer HealthCare announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Radimetrics Inc. that will...
Technology | June 08, 2012
June 8, 2012 — Bayer Radiology and Interventional announced the introduction of the Certegra Workstation, an...

PICC lines are used for venous pressure monitoring, blood sampling, drug administration and replacement of fluids or blood products. Cook Spectrum catheters are impregnated with the antimicrobials minocycline and rifampin, which have been shown to minimize the risk of bacterial colonization of the catheter and catheter-related bacteremia during use.

Feature | June 04, 2012 | Dr. Kamran Zamanian and Jamie Stillborn, iData Research Inc.
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are devices used for intravenous access to facilitate the delivery of...
Contrast media injectors. angiography contrast injectors

The Bayer/Medrad Mark 7 Arterion angiographic injector is designed for better ergonomics, to be small, light-weigh and easy to use.

Feature | May 15, 2012 | Dave Fornell
Two next-generation automated contrast injector systems were recently introduced in the United States.  In March 2012,...

The new Mark 7 Arterion angiographic injector is small, light-weigh and easy to use.

Feature | May 15, 2012 | Rohan Panda, Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Research Associate
Medical devices employed for injecting radio-opaque contrast media into the body to enhance the visibility of tissues...