Cardiovascular interventional MR imaging: a new road for therapy and repair in the heart.

@article{Rickers2005CardiovascularIM,
  title={Cardiovascular interventional MR imaging: a new road for therapy and repair in the heart.},
  author={Carsten Rickers and Dara L. Kraitchman and Gunther Fischer and Hans Heiner Kramer and Norbert M. Wilke and Michael Jerosch-Herold},
  journal={Magnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America},
  year={2005},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={465-79}
}
Over the last 5 years, interventional MR imaging has been fertile ground for research. Real-time MR imaging, combined with recent advances in other MR imaging modalities such as perfusion imaging and intravascular imaging, has opened up new paths for cardiac therapy. The recent reports on cardiac stem cell therapy guided and monitored by MR imaging suggest that we are already seeing the establishment of an important role for cardiac MR imaging in cardiac restoration. The collaborative effort… CONTINUE READING