Source: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Researchers have developed a new computer tool to ensure faster care and treatment for stroke patients. The CAD stroke technology is capable of detecting signs of stroke from computed tomography (CT) scans. A CT scan uses X-rays to take pictures of the brain in slices. When blood flow to the brain is blocked, an area of the brain turns softer or decreases in density due to insufficient blood flow, pointing to an ischemic stroke.

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[teaser img=”http://ontariostrokenetwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/140416172025-large.jpg” url=”#”](a) CT scan without CAD (b) CT scan with CAD result. Credit: Image courtesy of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University[/teaser]

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