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Abstract #3739

Visualization of Myocardial Inflammation in Experimental Autoimmune Myocarditis Rats Detected by MR Imaging with a Magnetofluorescent Nanoparticles

Hyeyoung Moon1, Hyo Eun Park1, Quan-Yu Cai1, Cheongsoo Park1, Ki-Bae Seung2, Kiyuk Chang2, Kwan Soo Hong1

1Magnetic Resonance Imaging Team, Korea Basic Science Institute, Cheongwon-Gun, Chungcheongbuk-Do, Korea; 2Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Seoul, Korea

In this study, we investigated whether CMR would be feasible and effective for the detecting the inflammation in a rat model of experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) and whether CMR could give a guidance where the biopsy samples should be collected using MNP