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Prehospital Transcranial Ultrasound to Diagnose Stroke

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Prehospital use of transcranial ultrasound to diagnose strokes is feasible, according to this paper. The study required stroke neurologists to rendezvous with paramedics on possible stroke calls and perform a physical exam and a transcranial ultrasound. The authors found a sensitivity of 78% and specificity of 98% diagnosing 73 strokes and 29 stroke mimics out of […]