Published in Blood Weekly, November 17th, 2005
"In transfusion-dependent thalassemia major, iron-induced cardiomyopathy is the predominant cause of morbidity and mortality. Assessment of myocardial iron loading using MRI gradient echo T2* measurements have been described, but has only been performed at one center in London.
"We assessed the transferability of this method by comparing the results from three different MR scanners in three different countries," wrote M.A. Westwood and colleagues, Royal Brompton Hospital.
"Ten patients with...
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