The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for guidance of interventional procedures (iMRI) has distinct advantages over fluoroscopy. MRI lacks ionising radiation, has superb soft tissue contrast and provides functional data. Although iMRI is not suitable for all patient categories (e.g., cardiac devices), its potential has already been demonstrated for various interventions1,2.
Within the field of cardiac regenerative therapy there is a need for improved delivery of therapies3. Currently, regenerative therapy is applied via coronary infusion or electro-anatomical mapping-guided injections. Because late gadolinium (LG)-MRI is the gold standard for infarct assessment and allows real-time ...
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