Redwood City, Calif. – August 14, 2018 — iSchemaView, the leader in cerebrovascular imaging analysis, today announced accelerated adoption of the RAPID advanced imaging platform. Over 575 stroke centers in 22 countries around the world have now committed to using the RAPID platform, with 520 currently installed. RAPID technology assists physicians in the analysis of brain images using automated tools for CT ASPECTS, CT angiography, CT perfusion, MR diffusion and perfusion for more than 85,000 stroke cases per year. RAPID is also currently deployed in six multi-center clinical trials globally — adding 200 hospitals to RAPID’s global reach.
“Stroke centers want the very best technology to improve patient outcomes, and RAPID’s reputation as the platform of choice for stroke research has accelerated the pace of our growth tremendously,” said Don Listwin, CEO of iSchemaView. “The fast growth of the RAPID platform — the only next-generation imaging platform validated in multiple clinical trials — means a substantial increase in the number of addressable patients who have suffered ischemic stroke.”
Under IRB approval, iSchemaView’s RAPID platform was recently used to select patients for two landmark stroke trials published in The New England Journal of Medicine, DAWN and DEFUSE 3, that successfully treated patients up to twenty-four hours after onset. RAPID was the exclusive imaging tool used to aid in patient selection in both studies. The results of the studies helped change the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s stroke guidelines to include CT perfusion and MR perfusion.
The prior treatment window for mechanical thrombectomy was up to six hours. Starting in 2018, select patients with salvageable brain tissue identified through advanced imaging are now eligible for treatment up to twenty-four hours after they were last seen well.
“In addition to individual stroke centers, iSchemaView’s RAPID platform has recently been adopted by several large hospital systems, including 17 hospitals of Baylor Scott & White Health,” said Anil Singhal, MD, Senior Vice President for iSchemaView. “By deploying RAPID through large hospital systems in a hub and spoke model, more patients will be able to get the right treatment at the most appropriate facility, vastly improving patient care and at the same time increasing hospital efficiency.”
The RAPID neuroimaging platform creates high-quality images from non-contrast CT, CT angiography, CT perfusion and MRI diffusion and perfusion studies. The software provides an intuitive and easily interpretable real-time view of brain perfusion, allowing physicians to determine lesion volumes for a wide variety of different thresholds. The platform includes four different imaging products, tailored to the particular needs of each facility: