OSF Illinois Neurological Institute

Making a difference with iRapid

Background

iRapid-300x200.jpg When treating a stroke patient, providers may use a MRI, a computed tomography (CT) scan, a CT angiogram and a CT perfusion study to get images of the brain. These images help providers locate the cause of the stroke and assess the severity.

The CT perfusion study, specifically, helps providers assess the blood flow and salvable tissue in the brain. This information can help them decide if a patient is eligible to be treated outside of the traditional sixhour window and how beneficial treatment could be.

 

How iRapid helps

iRapid software immediately sends the CT perfusion study images to smart devices, allowing radiologists and neurologists to instantly review the images. Rapid availability of imaging contributes to more efficient decision making, which leads to saving more brain tissue and a better quality of life for stroke patients.