First-pass Perfusion MRI of Myocardial Infarction Using a Novel Manganese Chelate Contrast Agent in a Rabbit Model
Lingyi Wen1, Zhigang Yang2, Hang Fu1, Kun Zhang2, Ran Sun1, and Yingkun Guo1
1Department of Radiology, West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, 2Department of Radiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
First-pass perfusion MRI allows evaluation of myocardial perfusion in myocardial infarction (MI). While Gd3+-based contrast agents are incompatible with renal compromise, we designed and synthesized a novel manganese (Mn2+ ) based contrast agents. MI was induced in 4 rabbits, Mn2+ based and Gd3+-based first-pass perfusion MRI were performed on a 3.0T MRI scanner. All rabbits survived without significant differences in heart rate and left ventricular function. All the perfusion parameters of infarcted and normal myocardial segments correlated well between Gd-based and Mn-based perfusion imaging. Our novel Mn2+ contrast agents is safe and reliable to visualize myocardial perfusion in MI.
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