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Better detection of bleeding in the brain and potential stroke

April 2, 2014

A new study led by Drs. Santanu Chakraborty and Dar Dowlatshahi describes a way to use time-resolved CT angiography for assessing patients who suffer from bleeding in the brain, or hemorrhagic stroke. The PloS One study showed that this 3-dimensional CT angiography improves the detection of blood leakage in the brain, providing a better understanding of where and how blood pools within the brain. This novel approach will help to advance detection of blood leakage points that will, in turn, improve studies of blood clotting drugs in patients who suffer from bleeding in the brain. See Plos One for details on the groupís research findings.

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