Survey: Neurologists demonstrate inaccuracies in detecting strokes

Up to two-thirds of neurologists inaccurately interpreted advanced imaging tests used to detect strokes in initial findings from a survey presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress in Vancouver.

Michel Shamy, MD, of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, presented results from an analysis of the first 374 responses (out of a planned 600) from a survey of radiologists from across North America, according to a report from The Vancouver Sun. Respondents were asked to view CT angiography and CT perfusion tests and decide whether patients were having an acute stroke and if they were suitable candidates for tPA. Read more at the link below: