EdModules

1 - Clinical Presentation of Acute Stroke

This module will introduce you to the initial presentation of acute stroke and clinical features to help recognize signs and symptoms of stroke. Localization of symptoms and clues provided in the clinical exam will be discussed. Associated clinical syndromes of stroke will be discussed. 

Go to Module...

2 - Pathophysiology of Ischemic Stroke

Pathophysiology of vascular occlusion and sequence of cellular changes that ensues in the setting ischemia will be discussed. The importance of timing of neuronal loss in the presence of vascular occlusion will be highlighted. General strategies to reduce neronal loss as well as current research and clinical trials investigating role of neuroprotective agents will be introduced.  

Go to Module...

Intro

3 - Radiologic Imaging of Acute Stroke

Overview of basic imaging strategies used in detection of acute neurological syndromes and identification of ischemic stroke. Different imaging modalities, their advantages, and role in imaging of acute stroke will be introduced. Further modules will expand on each of these modalities of CT, CTA, mCTA, CTP, and MRI. 

 

 

Go to Module...

Basics

4 - Non-Contrast CT Head Findings

Findings on non-contrast CT head and early parenchymal changes associated with acute vascular occlusion will be discussed highlighting important imaging signs to look for and note ignore. Multiple case based examples will take you through how to better identify these signs to detect early ischemic stroke. 

Go to Module...

5 - Calculating the ASPECT Score

Alberta Stroke Program Early CT score (ASPECTS), a 10-point quantitative score used to assess early ischemic changes on non-contrast CT head will be discussed.

ASPECTS score is a simple and reliable tool for detection of early ischemic changes on initial non-contrast CT scans of the brain.

Go to Module...

6 - ASPECTS Case Scenarios

Case examples of the determination and use of the ASPECTscore in clinical decision making will be discussed. Asignment of scoring and the pearls and pitfalls of determining the score will be focused on. 

Go to Module...

7 - Vascular Imaging & CTA in Stroke

Identification of the primary site of vascular occlusion/s will be discussed in this module focusing on the importance of cloth identification, characterization, and patterns indicative of potential  source of embolic or thrombotic events. 

Go to Module...

8 - What is Multiphase CTA (mCTA) and Collateral Score?

The concepts behind multiphase CTA and assistive roles of contrast hold up or delay on the additional phases in identification of the site of vascular occlusion will be discussed. Assessment of collateral circulation and scoring of collateral vessels will be introduced. 

Go to Module...

9 - mCTA Case Scenarios

Case based examples of the use of collateral score on mCTA and categorization of collaterals will be discussed. 

Go to Module...

10 - Treatment Approaches in Ischemic Stroke

Both Clinical and Endovascular approaches to treatment of acute stroke will be discussed in the context of cloth location, size, onset of presentation, imaging changes, collateral circulation, and more. 

Go to Module...

11 - Endovascular Treatment (EVT) of Acute Stroke

General approach to the procedure and selective identification of patients that would benefit from mechanical thrombectomy will be discussed. Recent advances in technique and equipment used in EVT will be talked about highlighting the importance of their role in the clinical trials investigating the efficacy of the intervention. 

Go to Module...

Expert

12 - Technical Imaging Notes

Tips and tricks on how to improve imaging of acute stroke and detection of early ischemic changes. Role of MIP reconstruction, multiplanar reformats, contrast timing, and other technical aspects of performing and reconstructing the images will be dicussed. 

Go to Module...

Practice Setup

Practice Organization and Imaging Setup

Lorem Ipsumis simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Go to Module...

Practice Setup

Imaging Protocols

Lorem Ipsumis simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Go to Module...

Practice Setup

Optimizing of Imaging Protocols and Scanners

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for 'lorem ipsum' will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).  

Go to Module...

Systems of Care

Workflow in Management of Acute Stroke

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..", comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

Go to Module...

Systems of Care

Patient Transport in Emergency and Acute Stroke

Lorem Ipsumis simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Go to Module...

EdExams