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Researchers in Korea developed MRI assessment method with magneto-fluorescent nanoparticles (MNPs) to diagnose myocarditis for the first time.
The team administered MNPs to EAM and control rats. After analyzing the movement of nanoparticle in the experimental group, it was found that these particles were selectively absorbed into inflammatory cells including macrophage within inflamed myocardial area and induced negative contrast as the inflamed area to be seen black. A biopsy result also confirmed that inflammatory areas were infiltrated with fluorescent materials.