Leriva’s Imaging & Contrast Media business unit, through its partnership with Bracco, one of the world’s leading independent global players in the diagnostics imaging sector, markets an extensive range of imaging agents and a comprehensive array of integrated injection systems that are used for controlled automatic administration of imaging agents to patients undergoing imaging examinations.

Contrast media agents may either be injected into a blood vessel or swallowed by the patient and are used to improve images produced by X-Rays, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Ultrasound. Contrast media agents are classified as prescription drugs and are subject to all the rules and regulations pertaining to pharmaceuticals. Contrast media agents are not dyes that permanently discolor internal organs. Rather, these substances temporarily change the way x-rays or other imaging tools interact with the body. When introduced into the body, contrast media agents make certain structures or tissues in the body appear different. With this enhanced visibility of specific organs, blood vessels or tissues, contrast media agents help physicians diagnose medical conditions.

The Bracco range of contrast media agents covers all key diagnostic imaging modalities – X-Ray Imaging (including Computed Tomography-CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound.

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Contrast injectors are medical devices that are employed for injecting contrast media into the body to enhance the visibility of tissues for medical imaging procedures. Through technological advancements, these medical devices have evolved from simple manual injectors to automated systems that not only precisely control the amount of the contrast media agent used, but also facilitate automated data collection and personalized doses for each individual patient.

Bracco has developed specific contrast injectors for intravenous procedures in Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and for intrarterial procedures in cardiac and peripheral intervention. The Bracco range of advanced, IT-enabled injectors offers customized injector protocols, extravasation detection system and data management capabilities.

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