The innovative e-Stroke Suite technology developed by Brainomix, an Oxford-based company spun out of the University of Oxford, helps clinicians to decide the type and severity of stroke and the most appropriate course of action quickly and accurately. It enables speedier access to treatments including mechanical thrombectomy (MT) – a priority outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan.
The technology supports rapid sharing of images across regional networks. It makes more efficient use of specialist expertise, overcomes communication barriers and supports more coordination and consistency.
The Oxford AHSN worked with five Integrated Stroke Delivery Networks and the NHS England South East regional team to roll out and evaluate this new brain imaging software, which incorporates artificial intelligence (AI). This has involved 26 acute stroke sites across three AHSN regions.
Dr Guy Rooney, the Oxford AHSN Medical Director, provided leadership and organisational support, chairing the Thrombectomy Innovation & Transformation (TITAN) stroke network.