A reinforcement cord which comprises a first fiber (302) having a first radiation attenuation coefficient. The reinforcement cord also comprises a contrast agent applied to the first fiber. The contrast agent has a second radiation attenuation coefficient that is different (e.g., greater) than that of the first radiation attenuation coefficient. In some embodiments, the reinforcement cord is incorporated into a composite product, such as a tire. In some embodiments, the contrast agent improves and/or enhances the discernibility of the reinforcement cord in a composite product during a radiation examination, such as a computed tomography (CT) scan. A method of manufacturing the reinforcement cord is also disclosed.