Researchers develop non-invasive imaging tech to assess cardiovascular risk

February 13, 2019

The new cardiovascular imaging technique is called volumetric multi-spectral optoacoustic tomography (vMSOT). A research article detailing the technique has been published in the journal Radiology.

Carotid arteries are located on the left and right side of the neck and bring oxygenated blood to the head. Most ischaemic strokes are associated with carotid artery disease originating in the area where the arteries branch out in a patient’s neck.