Emerging Interventional MR Applications

  • Clifford R. Weiss
  • Aravindan Kolandaivelu
  • Jeff Bulte
  • Aravind Arepally


The desire to help patients without doing harm has driven medicine to develop minimally invasive methods for diagnosing and treating disease. It is not surprising, then, that over the past three decades medicine has evolved an increasing emphasis on image-guided intervention. Traditionally, these interventions have been performed using fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and computed tomography. Most recently, however, radiologists’ interventional skills and trends toward minimally invasive surgery have converged to create a burgeoning interest in the use of magnetic resonance imaging for guidance in interventional procedures, including the delivery of cellular therapeutics (Bulte, AJR Am J Roentgenol 193: 314–325, 2009).


Ablation Lesion Intramyocardial Injection Injection Catheter Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation Cellular Therapeutics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clifford R. Weiss
    • 1
  • Aravindan Kolandaivelu
    • 2
  • Jeff Bulte
    • 3
  • Aravind Arepally
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological ScienceJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Division of Cardiology, Cardiac Arrhythmia ServiceJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Division of MR Research, The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological ScienceJohns Hopkins Medical InstitutesBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Division of Interventional RadiologyPiedmont HealthcareAtlantaUSA

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