Category Archives: Medical imaging

FDA video warning about local anesthetics side effects

Local anesthetics side effects are covered in the March 2009 edition of FDA’s Patient Safety News. The agency’s concern is that after a study published in the the journal Radiology in which the authors suggest the use of topical anesthetics to reduce disconfort during mammography, more and more women will start using them without being warned about side effects such as: cardiac arrythmias, seizures, respiratory depression, coma and even death.

Further information:

Premedication to Reduce Discomfort during Screening Mammography. Radiology, July 2008

FDA approves gadofosveset trisodium (Vasovist) as first contrast agent for magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)

FDA press release about the approval of Vasovist (gadofosveset trisodium), the first contrast agent for magnetic resonance angiography. Dated December 24, 2008. FDA Approves First Imaging Agent to Enhance Scans of Blood Flow Helps detect possible blood vessel problems The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vasovist Injection (gadofosveset trisodium), the first contrast imaging agent for…Continue Reading

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