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07 - 07 - 2017

Detecting blood clots

Blood clots in the veins and arteries can cause strokes, heart attacks and embolisms. It is not possible today to effectively visualize these clots using imaging technologies.

A new technique has just been tested in macaques. It is a PET (positron emission tomography) technique that uses an 18F-GP1 marker. It can help detect in the brain of animals small arterial and venous clots and lesions on the membranes.  

Given these results a first clinical trial is underway. Preliminary results will be announced this year.