February 22, 2018

Stanford Health Care

Technology developed at Stanford allows for treatment up to 24 hours after stroke

A team of researchers and physicians at Stanford has developed a new software that recently led to the change in stroke guidelines. Certain patients can now be treated up to 24 hours after suffering a stroke.

February 19, 2018

Johnston-Willis Hospital

New Technology at Johnston-Willis Hospital Allows Doctors to Expand Stroke Treatment Window from 6 to 24 hours

Richmond, VA. (February 19, 2018) — HCA Virginia’s Johnston-Willis Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center is the first medical center in Virginia to use the ischemaView RAPID neuroimaging platform, which allows a neurovascular physician to quickly and more accurately evaluate patients who have had a major stroke and also identify those who would most likely benefit from this life-saving process...

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February 9, 2018

AHA Stroke Journal

Author Interview: Dr. Greg Albers, on DEFUSE 3 and its Implications for Systems of Stroke Care in the U.S.

A conversation with Dr. Greg Albers, professor of neurology at Stanford and the principal investigator for DEFUSE 3.

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January 24, 2018

NBC News

New stroke guidelines extend time frame for life-saving treatment

New guidelines on treating stroke suggest that more people could be eligible for life-saving clot removal and treatments, expanding the ''golden window'' when doctors can minimize or prevent permanent damage from six to 24 hours.

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January 24, 2018

The Washington Post

New research will radically change response to strokes

Advanced brain imaging technology may give doctors an additional 10 hours or more to respond to some strokes, researchers said Wednesday, a development that may soon bring major changes to the way hospitals treat one of the leading causes of disability and death.

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January 24, 2018

Stanford Medicine

Stanford-led clinical trial shows broader benefits of acute-stroke therapy

A 38-center clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has shown that far more people than previously thought can benefit from an emergency procedure for acute ischemic stroke.

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January 24, 2018

National Institutes of Health

Brain-scan guided emergency stroke treatment can save more lives

Advances in brain imaging can identify a greater number of stroke patients who can receive therapy later than previously believed, according to a new study.

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January 24, 2018

New England Journal of Medicine

Thrombectomy for Stroke at 6 to 16 Hours with Selection by Perfusion Imaging

Endovascular thrombectomy for ischemic stroke 6 to 16 hours after a patient was last known to be well plus standard medical therapy resulted in better functional outcomes than standard medical therapy alone among patients with proximal middle-cerebral-artery or internal-carotid-artery occlusion and a region of tissue that was ischemic but not yet infarcted.

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January 16, 2018


This is RAPID

RAPID is an automated imaging platform that provides maps of cerebral blood flow which aid physicians in determining whether brain tissue is likely to be irreversibly injured or potentially still salvageable.

January 6, 2018

RAPID Web Tutorial

RAPID Overview

RAPID provides data to facilitate clinical decision making that is relevant to multiple specialists including neurologists, neurointerventionalists, radiologists, ER physicians and neurosurgeons.

September 14, 2017


DEFUSE 3 terminated early with high likelihood of benefit in the endovascular group

Following an interim analysis of data from the first 182 patients enrolled in DEFUSE 3, the trial has been terminated and is no longer actively enrolling patients. The interim analysis showed a high likelihood of benefit in the endovascular group of the study.

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August 28, 2017

Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, Tennessee

A Conversation with Dr. Blaise Baxter

Dr. Blaise Baxter, a neurointerventionalist from Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee discusses the role of RAPID imaging for patient selection and its impact on neurovascular treatments.

March 8, 2017


RAPID imaging identifies more stroke patients who benefit from thrombectomy

The DAWN trial, which utilized RAPID for automated patient selection, compared treatment options for extended time window stroke patients (6 to 24 hours from last known well). Study enrollment stopped early based on a review of the first 200 patients, indicating a high probability of success. A final analysis is pending.

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November 4, 2016

LifeBridge Health

RAPID technology for stroke emergencies

In evidence-based trials, RAPID imaging technology has given care providers the data needed to make more informed treatment decisions that has often resulted in more accurate care for those with strokes.

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October 28, 2016

9NEWS Denver (NBC)

New technology to treat strokes debuts in Colorado

St. Anthony is the first hospital in Colorado to get the RAPID technology to treat strokes. The hospital is considered a comprehensive stroke center by the American Heart and Stroke Associations.

October 25, 2016

St. Anthony Hospital

iSchemaView RAPID technology - game changer in stroke treatment

Game changing is the term neuro-interventionalist Mark Murray, MD, of CHPG Neuroscience and Spine uses to describe St. Anthony Hospitals new iSchemaView RAPID technology. The new medical imaging software — the first such system in Colorado...

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July 5, 2016

Kansas University Hospital

iSchemaView RAPID at Kansas University Hospital

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May 6, 2016

Local 10 News

iSchemaView RAPID for Stroke at Memorial Regional

RAPID is the automated Stroke Analysis system used in the Stryker clinical trial, DAWN. We are evaluating whether stroke patients presenting in late time windows can be effectively treated.

April 28, 2015

Stanford Health Care

Stanford Pioneers New Brain Imaging to Improve Stroke Care

The Stanford Stroke Center has pioneered the use of brain imaging that is changing the way doctors treat stroke. Called multimodal imaging, these views of the brain capture what tissue can be saved—even though a patient might have had a stroke several hours after the three-hour window now seen as the standard end of useful intervention.

August 30, 2017

Stanford Health Care

Stanford Stroke Doctors Advance Brain Imaging Techniques and Treatments

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in America and triggered by blood clots in the brain. Stanford’s stroke doctors have pioneered new brain imaging techniques and minimally invasive treatments to fight this problem.