Time is of the essence when it comes to stroke care, so the sooner a patient gets treatment, the higher likelihood they will be able to receive medical treatment that can help them recover more fully and live their lives without long-term disabilities.
The UMC Mobile Stroke Unit is a specialized ambulance that saves crucial time by bringing stroke care directly to the patient.
This unit is equipped with a specialized 16-slice CT scanner for accurately imaging the brain. These capabilities allow the onboard team to quickly assess the patient’s condition and immediately administer life-saving medications and treatments.
Scans and medical data can be wirelessly transmitted from this unit to neuroscientists, who can determine if and what kind of stroke a patient is experiencing. Allowing doctors to direct the patient’s treatment in real-time.
By administering diagnoses and medication in-transit – the UMC Mobile Stroke Unit has the potential to offer patients better short-term and long-term outcomes.