Currently, when patients display the symptoms of an ischemic stroke, they have to go to a hospital for brain imaging before a proper diagnosis can be made. Jan Medical, Inc. claims that its new portable brain imaging system, based on a very interesting technology, will solve this problem by allowing doctors to quickly diagnose strokes in patients in the office or in those who are en route in an ambulance. What’s more is that the system can potentially be used for monitoring cerebral vasospasm in patients who suffered an intracranial bleed.
The company also hopes that the system’s portability will allow for continuous monitoring of stroke patients so doctors can follow their recovery once they leave the hospital. The Mountain View, CA based company plans to present clinical trial data validating its system’s efficacy in detecting strokes later this week at the annual scientific meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).