New AI software saves the lives of stroke patients in Sussex Brighton News

Artificial technology and advanced software are used throughout Sussex to improve the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients.

The Sussex Integrated Stroke Delivery Network (ISDN) has begun deployment of software that assesses the severity of stroke and a mobile app that allows stroke teams to easily share scanned images to support diagnosis and treatment. fast processing.

The software is used at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, as well as Worthing Hospital, St. Richards in Chichester and Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

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Dr Ingrid Kane, Consulting Physician for Stroke at Sussex University Hospitals, said: “This is a revolutionary artificial intelligence decision support tool that will promote safer and more efficient care for women. hyperacute strokes in Sussex.

“At the local level, this tool will help us to speed up the diagnosis and therefore the management of patients in a simple and safe way.

“For patients and clinicians, having access to this support, no matter where they live in Sussex, is a real step forward in stroke care. ”

The technology allows teams to make clinical decisions wherever they are, performing a brain scan that can be immediately transferred to a clinician’s phone, tablet or computer.

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Carol Wilson, a 49-year-old teaching assistant from Woodingdean, owes her life to the new software, after being taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital on June 7.

She said: “As soon as I was in the hospital they did a brain scan using the technology and a blood clot on the brain was diagnosed. I was straight to the theater, the blood clot was removed and within hours I was having a cup of tea and a cookie in the hall – within two days I was back home.

“It’s really amazing what new technologies can do. They say time is so important in stroke cases. It all happened so fast and I feel so lucky. I am so grateful for the care I received.

“I’m back to work, taking care of my grandson again, and going back to the gym – totally back to normal.”

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Professor Nik Patel, consultant cardiologist and cardiovascular director at the East Sussex NHS Trust, said the software is a great example of multidisciplinary and inter-hospital collaboration across their stroke network.

“The technology will make stroke management more accessible, faster and of the highest quality,” he said.

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This notice was published: 2021-09-02 04:00:00

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