On-demand Webinar

Key Considerations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Distal Vessel Occlusion


In this webinar we will discuss the role of various imaging modalities including CTA, CT perfusion and MRI for the diagnosis of distal intracranial vessel occlusions (DVO). We will also review the evidence supporting the role of intravenous thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy for treatment of distal occlusions.  Several case studies will be presented, and diagnostic and therapeutic options discussed by the panel.

Our panel of stroke experts from across the globe will share their experience and learnings in DVO diagnosis and treatment to improve patient outcomes.


  • Practical implementation of advanced imaging in acute ischemic stroke 
  • Distal image pattern recognition and selection
  • Distal MT criteria and how pattern selection impacts outcomes 
  • Understand the EXTEND clinical trial design and results
  • Review recent data showing CTP improves diagnostic accuracy and confidence
  • Understand the goals of ongoing studies of DVO



Greg Albers, MD

Greg Albers, MD

Coyote Foundation Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and Professor of Neurosurgery and Director, Stanford Stroke Center

Fahad Al-Ajlan, MD

Fahad Al-Ajlan, MD

Consultant Vascular Neurologist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center; Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Alfaisal University

Bruce Campbell, MBBS

Bruce Campbell, MBBS (Hons), BMedSc, PhD, FRACP

Professor of Neurology and Head of Stroke Royal Melbourne Hospital

Jeremy Heit, MD

Jeremy Heit, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology (Neuroimaging and neurointerventional) and by courtesy of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and Stanford Neuroscience Health Center