December 15, 2021
The implementation of StrokeViewer at Nicolab’s first site in Limburg, Laurentius Hospital, will enable stroke experts to make faster, well-informed treatment decisions to give stroke patients the best chances of recovery.
The StrokeViewer software deployed at Laurentius Hospital analyses CT images with cutting-edge AI algorithms and notifies experts of the results within minutes. The physicians can access vital patient data via the app or their usual PACS system.
StrokeViewer’s DICOM viewer is clinically certified for diagnostic use, meaning experts can diagnose patients from their own home or on-the-go via their own device, saving critical time to treatment. The technology allows for collaboration within the emergency team, between experts within the hospital, or networking hospitals. Centralized patient information at their fingertips enables a coordinated and streamlined workflow.
“With StrokeViewer we can significantly shorten the door-to-needle time so the patient outcome improves after IAT. I am really looking forward to seeing the results at our hospital over the coming months.“Dr. Frank Raat, Laurentius Ziekenhuis
Patients who are brought into the Laurentius Hospital with a stroke can now be treated more quickly thanks to a new diagnostic technique: StrokeViewer.
StrokeViewer is an app that doctors can use to review exam results faster and more accurately. Twenty to thirty minutes of time can be saved. The Laurentius Hospital is the first in Limburg to use the technology.
The app uses an algorithm that automatically looks for possible blockages in the blood vessels in the brain that could cause a stroke. The abnormalities found are colored on the CT scans. This allows the doctor to make a diagnosis within minutes and start treatment more quickly. Also, the more difficult cases that are harder to see can be made easier.
The results can be shared with other hospitals in the region. This is relevant because Laurentius forwards some of the patients for further treatment. Every year, about three hundred patients come to the emergency room at the Laurentius Hospital with a stroke. The majority of patients have a cerebral infarction (90%), a smaller proportion has a cerebral hemorrhage (10%). Some of the patients with a cerebral infarction require treatment that can only take place in the MUMC+ in Maastricht. The StrokeViewer provides faster insight into which patients this applies to.
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