On-Demand webinar

Stroke in 2020: Pandemic, Penumbra, Prevention

The current Covid-19 pandemic has shed new light on stroke diagnosis, prevention, clinical workflow and optimization of diagnosis and treatment at centers worldwide. 
Multiple recent studies show that Covid-19 increases stroke risk, yet many stroke patients are hesitant to present to the hospital for urgent treatment.  Advanced real time data tracking can provide insights into evolving stroke diagnosis and treatment trends.
A recent study published in STROKE by Dr. Bruce Campbell, “Optimal Imaging at the Primary Stroke Center”, highlights that imaging of penumbral tissue in primary stroke centers can facilitate rapid diagnosis and appropriate triage decisions.  Appropriate imaging at primary centers affects clinical workflow, fast-tracking LVO patients to endovascular-capable centers to treat them beyond 4.5 hours. 


  • Optimal imaging at PSC can reduce subsequent re-imaging
  • Imaging collaterals at the PSC
  • CTP improves diagnostic accuracy and confidence
  • Decision-making in patients with large ischemic stroke
  • Practical implementation of advanced imaging in PSCs


Gregory W Albers, MD

Gregory W Albers, MD

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

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

Professor of Neurology and Head of Stroke
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Pierre Amarenco

Pierre Amarenco, MD

Professor and Chairman of Neurology and Stroke Center, Bichat Hospital