Researchers propose a new method that could potentially detect blood clots using a single whole-body scan

Written by Louise White

The formation of a blood clot is a dangerous medical emergency, with the potential to trigger strokes, heart attacks and other serious health problems. Currently, identifying the exact location of a blood clot is time-consuming and can involve the use of up to three different clinical methods. In an effort to reduce treatment times for blood clot patients, Peter Caravan’s team at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MA, USA) have developed a method, tested in rats, that may in the future allow doctors to quickly search the entire body for a clot in a single scan....

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