Blood clots reveling technology
The Flash 9.0.0 plugin or higher is required to view content on this page, but was not detected on your browser.
Injections of nanoparticles were proved to be effective while revealing blood clots location.
The developed particles contain bismuth, which is actually a toxic heavy metal. The nanoparticles are rendered harmless by use of a compound that prevents the bismuth atoms from running loose in the body. Another molecule added to the nanoparticles' surface is attracted to fibrin, a particle found only in blood clots. The molecule draws the particles to the clots, where the bismuth shows up as a color on a spectral CT scan image.
BTW, this technology could be used to treat the ruptures in artery walls by sending nanoparticles with a healing agent to the weak spot in the artery.