Title/Institution: Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Minnesota
Project Title: “Prediction Models Using Perfusion Imaging to Identify Salvageable Clinical Symptoms in Acute Ischemic Stroke”
Thrombectomy is a highly effective stroke therapy. However, doctors currently cannot reliably predict what stroke symptoms will improve if a patient undergoes thrombectomy. As a result, this treatment is often not offered to patients because its benefits are uncertain.
Dr. McCullough-Hicks’ project aims to personalize predictions of benefits from thrombectomy for individual patients, and thus expand the availability of this treatment. She and her team will first map where critical stroke symptoms are located and then use special imaging to predict which of their symptoms can be reversed with thrombectomy.