Further, since this new MRI contrast agent
will substantially improve disease detection by increasing sensitivity and diagnostic confidence, it will enable earlier treatment for many diseases, which is less expensive, and of course more effective for diseases such as cancer," he added.
Current MRI contrast agents
"have no affinity for the cholesterol plaque," notes medicinal chemist David Cormode of the Mt.
Another advantage is that using milk as a contrast agent
may skirt the "almost overwhelming" regulatory compliance issues associated with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization's decision that oral CT contrast agents
be considered drugs, said Dr.
New reports suggest a link between gadolinium-containing magnetic resonance contrast agents
and a potentially deadly skin condition.
Buckyballs may be especially useful for shuttling metal contrast agents
through the body for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, Bolskar says.
CMC-001 will then become available to patients in need of a liver MRI procedure for whom gadolinium based contrast agents
are contraindicated or cannot be administered.
The problem with most of the contrast agents
currently available, including those being used by the German researchers, is that they quickly diffuse out of the bloodstream, blurring the image, says Francis Blankenberg, a radiologist at Stanford University.
9 macrocyclic non-ionic paramagnetic contrast agent
List of EMA Approved Gd Chelated Contrast Agents
Clearer and faster imaging stemming from improved technology will result in a reduction in the volume of contrast required for many imaging procedures; however, the need for higher volumes of contrast agent
for obese patients will help counteract this trend to some extent.
The technology transforms contrast agents
made of nano-sized droplets into micron-sized bubbles that emanate reflected signals required to obtain tumor tissue images.
Accordingly, new guidelines were adopted for the use of low-osmolar contrast agents
at the hospital: