New method could detect blood clots anywhere in the body with a single scan


New Method Could Detect Blood Clots Anywhere In The Body With A Single Scan

A blood clot is a dangerous health situation with the potential to trigger heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies. To treat a blood clot, doctors need to find its exact location. But current clinical techniques can only look at one part of the body at a time, slowing treatment and increasing the risk for complications. Now, researchers are reporting a method, tested in rats, that may someday allow health care providers to quickly scan the entire body for a blood clot.

New Method Could Detect Blood Clots Anywhere In The Body With A Single Scan

New Method Could Detect Blood Clots Anywhere In The Body With A Single Scan

Peter Caravan, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital

New Method Could Detect Blood Clots Anywhere In The Body With A Single Scan

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New Method Could Detect Blood Clots Anywhere In The Body With A Single Scan

New Method Could Detect Blood Clots Anywhere In The Body With A Single Scan

New method could detect blood clots anywhere in the body with a single scan

A blood clot is a dangerous health situation with the potential to trigger heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies. To treat a blood clot, doctors need to find its exact location. But current clinical techniques can only look at one part of the body at a time, slowing treatment and increasing the risk for complications. Now, researchers are reporting a method, tested in rats, that may someday allow health care providers to quickly scan the entire body for a blood clot.

Peter Caravan, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital

Please tune into our ACS National Meeting press conferences in Boston, starting on Monday, August 17th at 10am - Wednesday, August 19th 11am at: http://bit.ly/ACSLiveBoston.

New Method Could Detect Blood Clots Anywhere In The Body With A Single Scan
New Method Could Detect Blood Clots Anywhere In The Body With A Single Scan