Molecular Imaging of Stem Cell Transplantation in Myocardial Disease.

Journal: 
Curr Cardiovasc Imaging Rep
Publication Year: 
2010
Authors: 
J Chung , P C Yang
Public Summary: 
Scientific Abstract: 
Stem cell therapy has been heralded as a novel therapeutic option for cardiovascular disease. In vivo molecular imaging has emerged as an indispensible tool in investigating stem cell biology post-transplantation into the myocardium and in evaluating the therapeutic efficacy. This review highlights the features of each molecular imaging modality and discusses how these modalities have been applied to evaluate stem cell therapy.

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