Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

University of Leeds develops innovative heart scanner

29th January 2010

A new cardiac scanner being developed at the University of Leeds will boost the chances of heart conditions being diagnosed.

The innovative portable magnetometer is more sensitive than current diagnostic techniques such as ultrasound or electrocardiogram monitors and is expected to allow cardiovascular problems to be spotted earlier.

'Early detection of heart conditions improves the prospects for successful treatment. This system will also quickly identify people who need immediate treatment,' commented Professor Ben Varcoe, who is leading the research team.

He also explained that the new magnetometer combines technologies from atomic and medical physics, making it so sensitive that it can detect heart problems in foetuses.

Professor Varcoe added that the development allows people to be scanned while clothed, which will relieve pressure on NHS waiting lists by speeding up examinations, and can be taken to patients' homes to ease strain on hospital facilities.

Last month, University of Leeds research studied how blood clots form in the hope of developing better-targeted drugs to help people at risk of heart attacks or strokes.

Latest Blog
Richard Aronowitz on the darkness lurking in his past and its connection to his role as a Nazi loot-hunter at the auction house, Sothebys
25/05/2017

Richard talks about the darkness lurking in his past and its connection to his role as a Nazi loot-hunter at the auction house, Sothebys.

Finding Awe in the Extremes
25/05/2017

Brian describes how his ambivalence at having served in the Iraq war, and the awe to be found in extremes, provided the basis for his novel.

On National Brothers Day, Stuart Heritage Reflects on his Relationship with his Brother, Pete
24/05/2017

On National Brothers Day, Stuart Heritage reflects on fraternal dynamics, how he came to write about the 'whirlwind of aggressive single-mindedness' that is his brother Pete and how their relationship is reflected by that of brothers everywhere.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd