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Molecular probes for cardiovascular imaging.

Liang G, Nguyen PK. Molecular probes for cardiovascular imaging. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology : Official Publication of The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. 2016 Aug 1; 23(4):783-9.

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Molecular probes provide imaging signal and contrast for the visualization, characterization, and measurement of biological processes at the molecular level. These probes can be designed to target the cell or tissue of interest and must be retained at the imaging site until they can be detected by the appropriate imaging modality. In this article, we will discuss the basic design of molecular probes, differences among the various types of probes, and general strategies for their evaluation of cardiovascular disease.

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