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.

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...

Technology | February 14, 2011

February 14, 2011 – A new bedside insertion kit and power-injectable catheter has been launched. The...

News | January 24, 2011

January 24, 2011 – Lantheus Medical Imaging has entered into a contract with Novation for Ablavar (...

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...

News | December 17, 2010

December 17, 2010 – An ultrasound contrast agent is under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (...

News | December 16, 2010

December 16, 2010 – Bracco Imaging demonstrated how its customized evidence-based diagnostic imaging...

Technology | November 01, 2010

The Titan 3T is a works-in-progress magnetic resonance (MR) system from Toshiba. The system has several patient-...

Technology | October 27, 2010

Bracco offers contrast imaging agents for computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), angiography...

News | October 14, 2010

October 14, 2010 – An injectable magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) blood pool imaging agent has been...

News | September 10, 2010

September 10, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring that gadolinium-based...

News | August 26, 2010

August 25, 2010 - Polymer bottle packaging for contrast media is now included in the GE Healthcare...

Feature | August 26, 2010

August 25, 2010 - GE Healthcare announced that polymer bottle packaging is now included in the company’s...

News | August 25, 2010

August 25, 2010 – Evidence suggests the use of contrast agents for echocardiography is safe and not...

News | August 18, 2010

August 18, 2010 - Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have for the first time developed a way...

News | July 16, 2010

July 16, 2010 – Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. this week announced the launch of its ultrasound contrast...

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