New test to check for DVT

A new test for deep vein thrombosis has been developed to identify passengers at risk from potentially fatal blood clots.

The test, developed by researchers at Nottingham University, uses magnetic resonance imaging to visualise clots within 12 minutes. Professor Alan Moody said the test is non-invasive, fast, and produces results at least as accurate as conventional identification methods such as ultrasound.

‘New Test To Check Travelers Liable To DVT', Airwise, 16/01/02.