Every minute counts when it comes to delivering life-saving therapies. The clock is ticking from the moment an ambulance arrives at your door.
CRI Director, Professor Michael Nilsson, works together with Professor Chris Levi, Dr Tom Lillicrap and senior neurologists at the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, to evaluate a new diagnostic device called the Stroke Finder. The collaboration includes Swedish company Medfield Diagnostics, HMRI, HNELHD and the University of Newcastle. Being compact and portable, this device can potentially detect bleedings/stroke type for faster therapeutic interventions. It is primarily designed for rapid deployment in Emergency departments and ambulances. The technology could have significant impact on survival and disability rates for stroke victims, and help to transform the pre-hospital stroke diagnostic capacity.