Sunday, January 20, 2013

Stroke & Smart Phones

I read with great interest the study by Demaerschalk et al in the September edition of Stroke, regarding the validity of smartphone-based assessment of brain CT scans in the context of acute stroke. The authors demonstrate a high level of agreement for identification of intracranial hemorrhage, neoplasm, or any radiological contraindication to thrombolysis on an iPhone 4 display compared with PACS and desktop. Especially in a country like ours stroke management would benefit greatly by using smart phones like iPhone & iPads. More work needs to be done n this in India in near future.

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