Imaging in Acute Stroke: Routine and Challenging Cases

We have moved from a time-based treatment to a tissue-based treatment for acute ischemic stroke. The interventional tools and outcomes have become so encouraging that there is now a paradigm shift from which patients benefit from treatment to which patients do we withhold treatment. Learn more during this imaging focused online course with Dr. Kevin Abrams.

Target Audience

Adult and Pediatric Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Stroke Neurologists, Neuroradiologists, Diagnostic Radiologists, Critical Care Physicians, Neurointensivists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Interventional Neuroradiologists, Family Physicians, General Internists, Clinical Pharmacists, and other specialists interested in the field of neuroscience.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the proper imaging workup in patients presenting with symptoms and signs of acute ischemic stroke.
  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of CTA.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Srinivasan, A., Goyal, M., Azri, F. A., & Lum, C. (2006). State-of-the-art imaging of acute stroke. Radiographics, 26(suppl_1), S75-S95.
  • Nogueira, R. G., Jadhav, A. P., Haussen, D. C., Bonafe, A., Budzik, R. F., Bhuva, P., ... & Sila, C. A. (2018). Thrombectomy 6 to 24 hours after stroke with a mismatch between deficit and infarct. New England Journal of Medicine, 378(1), 11-21.
  • Albers, G. W., Marks, M. P., Kemp, S., Christensen, S., Tsai, J. P., Ortega-Gutierrez, S., ... & Sarraj, A. (2018). Thrombectomy for stroke at 6 to 16 hours with selection by perfusion imaging. New England Journal of Medicine, 378(8), 708-718.
  • Kudo, K., Sasaki, M., Yamada, K., Momoshima, S., Utsunomiya, H., Shirato, H., & Ogasawara, K. (2009). Differences in CT perfusion maps generated by different commercial software: quantitative analysis by using identical source data of acute stroke patients. Radiology, 254(1), 200-209.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 ABIM MOC
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
  • 0.75 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Course opens: 
04/01/2020
Course expires: 
03/31/2022

Kevin Abrams, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology
Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Chief of Radiology
Medical Director of Neuroradiology
Baptist Hospital of Miami

Kevin Abrams, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant with Keystone Heart and shareholder with Cleerly and Keystone Heart. He will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

This online course is a highlight from the 2019 Miami Neuroscience Symposium. The following is the symposium planning committee.

Alberto Pinzon-Ardila, M.D., PH.D., indicated that he is on the speakers bureau for Sunovion and UCB.

Kevin Abrams, M.D. (see above)

Guilherme Dabus, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant for Microvention, Medtronic, Cernovus and Penumbra. He is a proctor for Medtronic. Dr. Dabus is also a shareholder in Surpass Medical/Stryker, InNeuroCo, Medina Medical/Medtronic, eLum, Three Rivers Medical and RIST.

Bruno Gallo, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant for Surgimon, Inc. He is on the speakers bureau for Teva, Acadia, Adamas and Sunovion. Dr. Gallo has also received grant/research support from St. Jude Medical and Medtronic.

Italo Linfante, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant for Medtronic and Stryker. Dr. Linfante is also a shareholder in InNeuroCo and Three Rivers Medical.

Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D. and Karel Fuentes, M.D., indicated that neither they nor their spouse/partner have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies.

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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  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
  • 0.75 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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