Assessment of three techniques for delivering stem cells to the heart using PET and MR imaging

@inproceedings{Elhami2013AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of three techniques for delivering stem cells to the heart using PET and MR imaging},
  author={Esmat Elhami and Bryson Dietz and Bo Xiang and Jixian Deng and Fei Wang and Chao Chi and Andrew L. Goertzen and Shadreck Mzengeza and Darren H Freed and Rakesh Christopher Arora and Ganghong Tian},
  booktitle={EJNMMI research},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Stem cell therapy has a promising potential for the curing of various degenerative diseases, including congestive heart failure (CHF). In this study, we determined the efficacy of different delivery methods for stem cell administration to the heart for the treatment of CHF. Both positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were utilized to assess the distribution of delivered stem cells. METHODS Adipose-derived stem cells of male rats were labeled with… CONTINUE READING