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Electronics engineers in Kenji Kobayashi’s lab at Takushoku University in Hachioji, Japan, developed the thin plastic sensor, which detects the vibrations caused by blood flow. Aneurysms and blockages change the flow and hence the vibrations. In tests, the device accurately detected aneurysms small enough for surgeons to repair before they were likely to bleed; it also identified vessels that had narrowed by 30 percent. Additional testing is needed before the device is considered reliable enough for clinical use.
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