Neurologists know that the hour immediately following the onset of stroke symptoms – often called the golden hour – is critical to successful treatment. Stroke patients have a much greater chance of surviving and avoiding long-term brain damage if they receive treatment within an hour.
When it comes to telestroke care, transmission and evaluation of medical imaging must be fast, reliable, and easy.
When a patient arrives at a hospital or urgent care facility who has potentially suffered from a stroke, a CT scan is performed for evaluation. Lots of healthcare providers don't have a stroke specialist on-site, so they make the CT scan available for a specialist at another location. Baptist Health Lexington needed an imaging solution that was not only reliable, but was easy to access.