Microwave Imaging for Brain Stroke Detection and Monitoring using High Performance Computing in 94 seconds
67-year-old Oliver Peart is getting back to his routine after a major health scare.
The Cerebrotech visor transmits low-power radio waves through the brain looking for changes in blood flow. It takes just 30 seconds to analyze the fluids.
"The big thing about a stroke is that there's asymmetry when one of the arteries feeding one side of the brain is blocked compared to the other side. So, we can detect that with this visor," says Dr. Christopher Kellner, director of the Intracerebral Hemorrhage Program at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Kellner says the goal of the visor technology is to help quickly identify patients who have had a severe stroke so they can receive immediate treatment.
"Time is brain. As someone is having a stroke, they're losing many, many neurons every second. And so anytime we can decrease from that is very important," he says.
"My brain functioning starting to go south, you know. And it was really scary," Peart says.
He says he's grateful he was treated at an ER testing the new technology.
"The type of stroke I had, a lot of time the patient doesn't survive… so you know, I'm lucky," he says.
Peart says the only lingering side effect is some vision loss in his left eye.