Ashley B Bakken

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PURPOSE To use magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and positron emission tomography (PET) dual detection of cardiac-grafted embryonic stem cells (ESCs) to examine (a) survival and proliferation of ESCs in normal and infarcted myocardium, (b) host macrophage versus grafted ESC contribution to serial MR imaging signal over time, and (c) cardiac function(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Firefly luciferase (Fluc) reporter gene is an authentic marker for surviving stem cells. However, it is unable to visualize the intramyocardial delivery of stem cells or their impact on cardiac function. The investigators demonstrate that bioluminescence imaging (BLI) combined with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows better(More)
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