Quantitative myocardial inflammation assessed using a novel USPIO-Magnetic Resonance Imaging acquisition and analysis protocol

Background Ultrasmall superparamagnetic particles of iron-oxide (SUPIO) particles can be used as a magnetic resonance imaging contrast (MRI) agent. Due to their dextran coating and small diameter (<30 nm), they are phagocytised by inflammatory cells [1]. The aim of this study was to assess whether a novel acquisition/registration USPIO-MRI protocol could be… (More)