RAPID imaging platform from iSchemaView

Brookwood Baptist Health Launches Imaging Platform to Support Expanded Treatment Window Guidelines for Stroke Patients

Patient Experience

Brookwood Baptist Health recently launched the RAPID imaging platform from iSchemaView, bringing one of the most advanced brain imaging software platforms for identifying treatment options for stroke patients to its Birmingham-area hospitals and freestanding emergency department.

Recently adopted by American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, RAPID is a new class of automated brain imaging software that allows doctors to quickly visualize reductions in blood flow to the brain and early signs of brain injury.

“Implementation of the RAPID platform across our Birmingham-area hospitals enables us to continue to provide the most advanced care in the treatment of stroke and assures patients that our team of highly skilled physicians are armed with the most powerful technology to allow them to visualize blood flow disruptions to the brain and make immediate critical decisions,” stated Tim Puthoff, CEO, Brookwood Baptist Health.

Developed by leading stroke experts, the RAPID Artificial Intelligence framework combines deep learning, machine learning and expert feature extraction. Together these provide unparalleled sensitivity and specificity across stroke modules (CT perfusion, MR diffusion and perfusion, and CTA). The RAPID platform enables physicians to easily communicate about the extent of a patient’s blood flow changes in the brain. Results for all of the modules described above are immediately available to doctors via email, mobile app or hospital communication systems (devoid of private health information) for viewing on any device.

“Last year, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association designated Brookwood Baptist Medical Center as the only Honor Roll Elite+ hospital in the Birmingham area in the treatment of stroke,” said Jitendra Sharma, M.D., interventional neurologist and director of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center’s Stroke Team. “By meeting this criteria as the only hospital in the Birmingham area and one of only two hospitals statewide, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center established the fastest door-to-needle time in administering potentially lifesaving t-PA among Birmingham area hospitals. Through the deployment of the RAPID platform, which enables our physicians to identify blood flow changes in the brain using mobile technology - by receiving data anytime, anywhere - we can continue to provide our patients with the most cutting-edge care available in the treatment of stroke.”