HOPKINS RESEARCHERS DEVELOP NEW WAY TO TRACK MIGRATION OF STEM CELLS USED TO TREAT DAMAGED HEARTS
|Combined SPECT/CT images on days 1 (A), 2 (B), and 7 (C) in a dog that demonstrated focal uptake in the anterior midventricular region of the heart. D to F, At the last imaging time point (days 5 to 8), a region of MSC uptake (arrow) is shown in 3 representative animals.|
Combined SPECT/CT and MR images of the heart demonstrating focal uptake of 111In oxine-labeled MSCs in the peri-infarcted region. A, CT image (gold) combined with MRI (gray scale) and SPECT (red) shows focal uptake in the myocardial infarct (MI) area. B, Focal uptake on SPECT (red) in another animal demonstrating localization of the MSCs to the MI in the two views (B,C).