Minimizing the time between initial symptoms and stroke treatment goes hand in hand with saving brain tissue or even the patient's life. Referring hospitals often provide diagnostic and therapeutic equipment for adequate primary care of stroke patients, but usually do not have dedicated stroke experts on staff. Telemedicinal equipment can compensate for this lack of critical medical expertise. With the help of a neurologist in a consulting hospital, this may allow for accurate diagnosis and early treatment in nonspecialized clinical environments, thus improving the prognosis of stroke patients substantially.
Siemens telestroke solutions provide you with the technology to exchange imaging data - even between different Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS). It enables the integration of small clinics' hospital IT with specialized centers, making diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations by stroke experts available at the referring hospital.