Quantification of left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction in mice using PET, compared with MRI.

@article{Stegger2009QuantificationOL,
  title={Quantification of left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction in mice using PET, compared with MRI.},
  author={Lars Stegger and Edwin Heijman and Klaus P. Sch{\"a}fers and Klaas Nicolay and Michael Sch{\"a}fers and Gustav J. Strijkers},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={132-8}
}
UNLABELLED PET has become an important noninvasive imaging technique in cardiovascular research for the characterization of mouse models in vivo. This modality offers unique insight into biochemical changes on a molecular level, with excellent sensitivity. However, morphologic and functional changes may be of equal importance for a thorough assessment of left ventricular (LV) pathophysiology. Although echocardiography and MRI are widely considered the imaging techniques of choice for the… CONTINUE READING