Advanced Imaging and the Future of Stroke

Advanced imaging has revolutionized stroke care over the last few years. This presentation will review these recent advancements and how to best use them in current clinical practice. It will also look into recent developments that may change how we select patients for acute stroke care treatments in the near future. During this lecture Dr. de los Rios will help participants understand currently available advanced imaging tests for acute stroke care. 

Target Audience

Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Neuroradiologists, Interventional Radiologists, Radiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Cardiologists, Internists, Hospitalists, Critical Care Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify currently available advanced imaging tests for acute stroke care.
  • Implement a tailored approach to advanced imaging for the selection of candidates to reperfusion therapies.
  • Utilize the institutional acute stroke treatment protocol.
  • Recognize where the field is moving with regard to advanced imaging in acute stroke care. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Guideline for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Originally published1 Mar 2018 Stroke. 2018;49:e46–e99 https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/STR.0000000000000158
  • J Simon, et al. Swiss Medical Weekly, 2017
  • Mulder M, et al. Circulation 2018
  • Albers GW. Stroke 2018
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
Course opens: 
06/01/2019
Course expires: 
05/31/2022

Felipe de los Rios, M.D.
Medical Director
Stroke Program, Baptist Health South Florida
Comprehensive Stroke Center, Baptist Hospital of Miami
Associate Professor of Neurology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Department of Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine

Felipe de los Rios, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
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