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.

News | November 03, 2011
November 3, 2011 – Lantheus Medical Imaging announced important changes to the U.S. product label for Definity Vial for...
Technology | October 26, 2011
October 26, 2011 – Lantheus Medical Imaging announced it has been awarded three-year supplier contracts with Premier...
News | October 04, 2011
October 4, 2011 – The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) submitted a petition this week to the U.S. Food...
News | August 23, 2011
August 23, 2011 — PLC Systems Inc. said the final results from the REMEDIAL II investigator-sponsored clinical trial...
News | August 09, 2011
August 9, 2011 — Acist Medical Systems Inc., a Bracco Group company and provider of advanced contrast injection system...
News | July 29, 2011
July 29, 2011 — Oxygen Biotherapeutics Inc. and privately held Aurum Biosciences Ltd. of Glasgow, Scotland, have signed...
News | June 14, 2011
  June 14, 2011 – GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics announced results of a study evaluating the cardiopulmonary safety...
Technology | May 20, 2011
May 20, 2011 – Medrad Inc., a business of Bayer HealthCare, has announced the launch of the next generation Intego PET...
News | May 10, 2011
May 10, 2011 – A simple blood test may help prevent a serious complication associated with a contrast agent commonly...

Medrads Avanta power contrast injection system. Power injectors allow smaller 4 French catheters to be used when performing radial access procedures.

Feature | March 18, 2011 | Mladen I. Vidovich, M.D, FACC, FSCAI
Radial artery occlusion rate during transradial access procedures is strongly related to sheath and catheter size....
Technology | February 14, 2011
February 14, 2011 – A new bedside insertion kit and power-injectable catheter has been launched. The Morpheus Smart...
News | January 24, 2011
January 24, 2011 – Lantheus Medical Imaging has entered into a contract with Novation for Ablavar (gadofosveset...
The microbubbles that make up the ultrasound contrast agent Optison from GE Healthcare.

The microbubbles that make up the ultrasound contrast agent Optison.

Feature | January 24, 2011
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can "dramatically improve" physicians' ability to detect heart disease and stratify...
News | December 17, 2010
December 17, 2010 – An ultrasound contrast agent is under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...
News | December 16, 2010
December 16, 2010 – Bracco Imaging demonstrated how its customized evidence-based diagnostic imaging solutions are...