Device can detect severe stroke in seconds with 92% accuracy

Researchers have developed a new portable device that is that is capable of detecting severe stroke in a matter of few seconds with 92 per cent accuracy. Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Mount Sinai, the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and colleagues from other institutions have published their findings in the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery. The volumetric impedance phase shift spectroscopy (VIPS) device (Cerebrotech VisorTM, Cerebrotech Medical Systems, Pleasanton, CA) works by sending low-energy radio waves through the brain that change frequency when passing through fluids. Such waves are reflected back through the brain and …

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