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CIMT ultrasound

Predicting Heart Disease

Scientists at USC's Atherosclerosis Research Unit co-developed an ultrasound method for measureing carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), to detect the buildup of fats in and on artery walls as an early predictor of heart disease.

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Announcing USC’s Center for Health Systems Innovation

The Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI), a new university-level Organized Research Unit, will be led by Dr. Carol Peden. CHSI will serve as a bridge between Keck Medicine of USC & faculty & students interested in research & education aimed at improving the quality & efficiency of health care delivery. More information here.

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