Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Helmet Device Quickly Differentiates Bleeding Strokes from Clot-Induced Strokes

A newly developed helmet device called Strokefinder examines the wearer’s brain tissue by bouncing microwaves off of it to determine if a stroke has occurred due to bleeding or a blood clot. In a study of 45 patients, the technique could differentiate bleeding strokes from clot-induced strokes in patients with acute symptoms. Differentiating these types of stroke is crucial to provide appropriate care. The findings are published in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.


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