The Potential of Magnetic Particle Imaging in the Competitive Environment of Cardiac Diagnostics
Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is a novel real-time imaging technique visualizing magnetic nanoparticles. Due to its intrinsic features it is especially suited for functional cardiac diagnosis, including angiography, cardiac wall motion assessment and quantitative myocardial perfusion imaging. In addition it may be suitable for cardiac intervention. MPI may reduce the overall diagnostic procedure duration and the complexity of recommended diagnostic pathways, thereby providing medical benefits to patients and economical benefits to hospitals / cardiologists due to the expected increased patient throughput.
KeywordsPercutaneous Coronary Intervention Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Stable Angina Invasive Coronary Angiography Diagnostic Pathway
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