By Erik L. Ridley, staff writer
    November 8, 2010

    Monday, November 29 | 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. | LL-INS-MO2A | Lakeside Learning Center
    In this poster presentation, a Japanese research team will report the benefits of i-Stroke, an iPhone application that aids the management of acute ischemic stroke.

    i-Stroke provides real-time delivery of patient information via the iPhone and a system of servers located at one or more hospitals, said presenter Hiroyuki Takao, MD, of the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo. It can be used to visualize 3D neuroimaging studies, real-time video, and live surgery.

    Image files can be managed with a set of simple commands, Takao said. Other features include dose calculation options and time schedule management.

    "After its initial application, the system has led to a significant increase in the efficiency of highly qualified staff, saved valuable minutes in the management of neuroemergencies, and raised the standards of management beyond the level of the 'best opinion in the hospital,' " Takao told

    The researchers are now working to develop the application for the iPad and other smartphone systems.

    Last Updated np 11/3/2010 2:36:42 PM

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