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June 15, 2017

New ultrasound 'drill' targets deep vein blood clots

Researchers have developed a new surgical tool that uses low-frequency intravascular ultrasound to break down blood clots that cause deep vein thrombosis. The tool is the first ultrasound 'drill' that can be aimed straight ahead, allowing doctors to better target clots -- which holds promise for significantly reducing treatment time. To date, the technology has been tested only in synthetic blood vessels. Read more at NC State News.

Health Terms: 
Atherosclerosis,
Cardiovascular,
Ultrasound