Structural and functional imaging by MRI

Basic Res Cardiol. 2008 Mar;103(2):152-60. doi: 10.1007/s00395-008-0706-3.


Magnetic resonance imaging is one of the most exciting techniques for noninvasive molecular imaging of the cardiovascular system. The article will describe challenges, solutions and results of magnetic resonance plaque imaging ex-vivo, in the experimental animal and in patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / pathology*
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / physiopathology
  • Contrast Media
  • Humans
  • Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*


  • Contrast Media