Evaluation of novel stroke treatments and procedures as part of a clinical study requires detailed planning of all the imaging visits required to assess, treat and follow up with patients.
TORONTO (PRWEB) November 22, 2021
Acute ischemic stroke caused by loss of normal blood supply to the brain is a leading cause of long-term disability. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, acute ischemic stroke could result in permanent paralysis or death. The effects of a stroke will be determined by the location and extent of the brain damage and time to restoration of blood supply to the affected region. Treatment options include agents (e.g., tPA, alteplase) that can dissolve clots in the bloodstream and endovascular procedures such as thrombectomy.
In routine clinical practice, an accurate evaluation and follow-up of acute ischemic stroke are conducted using diagnostic imaging. CT and MRI are routinely employed. Evaluation of novel stroke treatments and procedures as part of a clinical study requires detailed planning of all the imaging visits required to assess, treat and follow up with patients. The imaging schedule provides an outline of the appropriateness and timing of the imaging modalities needed to assess the safety and efficacy of the treatment. Imaging-based endpoints, such as the degree of recanalization and revascularization, have been shown to have a direct correlation with clinical outcomes.
Register for this webinar to learn about the various modalities of acute ischemic stroke imaging and how to choose the most appropriate imaging-based endpoints for trials.
Join Mayank Goyal, MD, Professor of Radiology and Clinical Neurosciences, Director of Imaging and Endovascular Treatment at the Calgary Stroke Program, University of Calgary; and Ryan Bouchard, President, Vastrax, for the live webinar on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 2pm EST.
For more information, or to register for this event, visit Role of Imaging in Acute Ischemic Stroke.
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