Stroke

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for stroke. This includes both diagosis and treatment of stroke, stroke imaging, pharmaceuticals and interventional stroke technologies.

stroke, language recovery, right brain, MRI, Neurology study
News | Stroke | March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016 — New research suggests that looking at structures in the right side of the brain may help predict who...
University of Tennessee, Mobile Stroke Unit, CT angiography, Siemens Somatom Scope
News | Stroke | March 23, 2016
March 23, 2016 — The University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis introduced a new, comprehensive Mobile...
stroke damage, MRI, contrast agent, gelatinase, University of Missouri study
News | Neuro Imaging | March 16, 2016
March 16, 2016 ― A team of researchers led by the University of Missouri School of Medicine has developed a new, real-...
endovascular therapy, stroke clot removal, CT perfusion, brain imaging, International Stroke Conference study
News | Neuro Imaging | March 04, 2016
March 4, 2016 — Brain imaging may accurately identify patients likely to benefit from stroke clot removal instead of...
Mercy St. Vincent, northwest Ohio, mobile stroke unit, Ceretom CT scanner
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016 — Samsung NeuroLogica and Mercy Life Flight Network announce the debut of the mobile stroke unit (MSU...
Jan medical, BrainLab, BrainPulse diagnostic tool, concussion, stroke, financing
News | Neuro Imaging | January 25, 2016
January 25, 2016 — Jan Medical announced today that it has secured $7.5 million in Series C funding from Brainlab Inc....
ASE, guidelines, echocardiography, cardiac sources of stroke, embolism
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 07, 2016
January 7, 2016 — Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the Western industrialized world, and according to the...
recurrent stroke risk, low blood flow, vertebrobasilar region, NOVA, UIC

Image from MRI scan using NOVA technology helps researchers visualize blood flow in the brain.

News | Advanced Visualization | December 23, 2015
December 23, 2015 — Patients who have had a stroke in the back of the brain are at greater risk of having another...
IPH, intraplaque hemorrhage, diabetic patients, stroke risk, 3-D MRI

Image A shows the 3-D MRI intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH) sequence as acquired in the coronal plane. The red dotted line indicates the level at which the reformatted axial plane, B, was obtained. C shows the section of the right carotid artery with a region of high signal consistent with IPH. Contours are drawn for the outer wall (green) and lumen (red) with the area of IPH in this segment shaded blue in D.

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015 — People with diabetes may be harboring advanced vascular disease that could increase their risk of...
intracranial aneurysm, endovascular treatment, EVT, MRA, Naggara
News | June 12, 2015
June 12, 2015 - Endovascular treatment (EVT) of intracranial aneurysm is effective in preventing long-term bleeding,...
NIH, stroke, MRI, CT, screening, door-to-treatment time, SMART study

New findings suggest that MRI machines (such as the one pictured above) may help quickly screen stroke patients for acute treatment. Image courtesy of the National Institutes of Health.

News | May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015 — According to a new study, small changes in quality improvement procedures enabled clinicians to use...
Johns Hopkins, motion-tracking MRI, stroke risk, atrial fibrillation
News | April 28, 2015
April 28, 2015 — Researchers from Johns Hopkins performing sophisticated motion studies of heart magnetic resonance...
nanoparticles, stroke, tPA, blood clot, magnetic, MRI, antiplatelet

Each nanoparticle is composed of an iron oxide core (red squares) that is swathed in albumin (grey) and the anti-clotting agent tPA (green). The iron oxide cubes are about 20 nm on a side.

News | February 26, 2015
February 26, 2015 — By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston...
VasSol Inc., NOVA, VERiTAS trial, recurrent stroke, MRI, software

Image courtesy of VasSol Inc.

News | February 20, 2015
February 20, 2015 — A recently completed National Institutes of Health-funded trial confirms the efficacy of blood flow...
diagram summarizes one-way sensitivity analyses for the CVR strategy compared with the medical therapy strategy for the base-case analysis.

Tornado diagram summarizes one-way sensitivity analyses for the CVR strategy compared with the medical therapy strategy for the base-case analysis. Most ICERs were close to the base-case result because model parameters were varied through plausible ranges, with the exceptions of the cost of revascularization and the cost of chronic stroke care. Parameters are shown in descending order of influence on model results. RR = risk ratio.

News | October 15, 2014
October 15, 2014 — Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 03, 2014
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell highlights his choices for some of the most innovative new technology at the American Society...
News | June 23, 2014
June 23, 2014 — Researchers have announced the results of a four-year study that used 3-D echocardiography to examine...
News | December 02, 2013
December 2, 2013 — Using a stroke rehabilitation device that converts an individual's thoughts to electrical impulses...
News | October 01, 2013
October 1, 2013 — Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may serve as a valuable noninvasive tool for assessing...
News | July 26, 2012
July 26, 2012 — The Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS) 9th Annual Meeting opened with study results which...