Scientists study use of imaging technique to detect organ rejection

Canadian scientists are studying the use of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy in detecting a patient's early rejection of a transplanted organ. The researchers are using the method -- in lieu of biopsies -- to find patterns of changes in a patient's urine metabolite levels that could point to organ rejection. One of the scientists said the technique could allow for early treatment in order to reverse rejection and save the transplanted organ.

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