Imaging stem cells implanted in infarcted myocardium.

  title={Imaging stem cells implanted in infarcted myocardium.},
  author={Rong Zhou and Paul D. Acton and Victor A. Ferrari},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={48 10},
Stem cell-based cellular cardiomyoplasty represents a promising therapy for myocardial infarction. Noninvasive imaging techniques would allow the evaluation of survival, migration, and differentiation status of implanted stem cells in the same subject over time. This review describes methods for cell visualization using several corresponding noninvasive imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, single-photon emission computed tomography, and… CONTINUE READING