Blood test for brain aneurysms
Since his first year of medical school, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine student Adi Mittal (seen above) has been developing a blood test to detect brain aneurysms. The test is one step closer to public use after the third-year med student won $10,000 at the 2023 Collegiate Inventors Competition. Currently, costly MRAs, similar to an MRI but focusing more on blood vessels instead of surrounding tissue or organs, are the first step in aneurysm diagnosis. From there, tests become more invasive and costly. An accurate blood test would be a game changer in early diagnosis of a brain aneurysm. Thank you, Adi Mittal, for your important work in this field!