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2009-09-21 07:21:40

Iodinated and Gadolinium based contrast agents, frequently used during computed tomography (CT) and MRI scans to aid in the imaging process, are associated with a very low rate of adverse effects, according to a large cohort study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). The study, performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, included a total of 456,930 contrast doses administered. "Only 522 cases of adverse effects were identified," said Christopher H....

2009-07-14 08:36:20

Three U.S. professors have co-invented a remote process for filling hollow carbon molecules called fullerenes with radioactive metals. Virginia Polytechnic Institute Professor Harry Dorn, Emory University and Henry College Professor James Duchamp and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Professor Panos Fatouros are the co-inventors of the process that can fill fullerenes with atoms of various metals. Dorn said an important example of the use of the process is a fullerene...

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2009-07-08 07:20:00

 Virginia Tech chemistry Professor Harry C. Dorn, Emory and Henry College chemistry Professor James Duchamp, and Panos Fatouros, professor and chair of the Division of Radiation Physics and Biology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine have co-invented a hands-off process for filling fullerenes with radio-active material.Fullerenes are hollow carbon molecules. Dorn has created new materials by filling them with atoms of various metals. An important example is a...

2009-06-30 15:30:20

Even at very high doses, gadolinium-based contrast agents alone are not sufficient to cause nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) in patients with kidney problems, according to a study performed at the Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL. NSF is a rare and serious syndrome that leads to fibrosis of the skin, joints and even internal organs. Some research indicates NSF is caused by gadolinium-based contrast agents that are commonly used today during MR procedures.The study examined the records...

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2009-02-12 08:47:52

Your refrigerator's humming, electricity-guzzling cooling system could soon be a lot smaller, quieter and more economical thanks to an exotic metal alloy discovered by an international collaboration working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Center for Neutron Research (NCNR).* The alloy may prove to be a long-sought material that will permit magnetic cooling instead of the gas-compression systems used for home refrigeration and air conditioning. The magnetic...

2008-10-30 12:01:03

ACIST Medical Systems, Inc. (a Bracco Group company), a world leader in advanced contrast injection systems for cardiovascular angiography and diagnostic imaging, announced today the signing of a distribution agreement for the StatSensor Creatinine Meter with Nova Biomedical. The agreement calls for the ACIST and Nova teams to co-exclusively market and distribute the StatSensor Creatinine Meter into the medical fields of Radiology and Cardiology, initially within North America. Within this...

2008-08-22 06:00:38

The FDA has granted fast track designation to Amag Pharmaceuticals's ferumoxytol for its development as a diagnostic agent for vascular-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging to improve the assessment of peripheral arterial disease in patients with known or suspected chronic kidney disease. If approved for an imaging indication, ferumoxytol could offer an alternative to gadolinium-based contrast agents, which are required to contain a black box warning highlighting the risks of using...

2008-08-21 12:01:28

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to ferumoxytol for its development as a diagnostic agent for Vascular-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (VE-MRI) to improve the assessment of peripheral arterial disease in patients with known or suspected chronic kidney disease (CKD). If approved for an imaging indication, ferumoxytol could offer an alternative to gadolinium-based contrast agents,...

2008-04-08 18:00:08

WAYNE, N.J., April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc., a leader in diagnostic imaging, announced today that the company has been awarded a two-year contract by Amerinet, Inc. to make Magnevist(R) (gadopentetate dimeglumine) injection and Ultravist(R) (iopromide) injection available to members of the Amerinet network. Amerinet is a leading national health care group purchasing organization that serves more than 26,000 acute and non-acute healthcare providers...

2005-08-11 21:45:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 11, 2005 -- Researchers at Rice University, the Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Houston and the Ecole Polytechnique F©d©rale de Lausanne in Switzerland have created a new class of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents that are at least 40 times more effective than the best in clinical use. The new agents -- dubbed gadonanotubes -- use the same highly toxic metal, gadolinium, that is given to more than a quarter of MRI patients today, but the...


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