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New Imaging Method Detects Abnormalities In The Brain's Tiny Blood Vessels

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August 11, 1999
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Washington University School Of Medicine
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Putting a new twist on an imaging technique, researchers now are able to identify tiny, malformed blood vessels in the brain that usually are missed by traditional imaging tests. The results may lead to more appropriate treatment of children and adults affected by these rare malformations, which can cause seizures, strokes and other neurological problems if left untreated.

St. Louis, Aug. 9, 1999 -- Putting a new twist on an imaging technique, researchers now are able to identify tiny, malformed blood vessels in the brain that usually are missed by traditional imaging tests. The results may lead to more appropriate treatment of children and adults affected by these rare malformations, which can cause seizures, strokes and other neurological problems if left untreated.


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