Study led by Indian-American shows portable MRI can provide lifesaving information for treating strokes

Dr. Kevin Sheth, an Indian-American professor at Yale University has shown that portable MRI machines can be used to accurately identify intracranial hemorrhages in stroke victims.

Study led by Indian-American shows portable MRI can provide lifesaving information for treating strokes
Dr. Kevin Sheth, professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Yale School of Medicine and co-corresponding author of the research. Source: Yale.edu.

An Indian-American led study at Yale University has found that a portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device created by Hyperfine Research can help detect intracranial hemorrhages that are linked to strokes. This is the first study to assess the efficacy of using a portable MRI device to document the appearance and clinical implications of a brain hemorrhage.

It is potentially lifesaving information as there is a very small window of time for strokes to be identified and treated with minimal damage. Every minute makes a difference between life and death or living with long-term disability.