Jan Medical – Breakthrough Study in Stroke Detection
There is a dire, unmet medical need for timely and precise assessment and monitoring of traumatic brain injuries. Jan Medical, a privately held medical technology company, and presenting company at OneMedForum SF 2011, announced recently that clinical data related to its portable brain imaging system, representing a breakthrough paradigm for detecting, diagnosing and monitoring of stroke will be disclosed from the podium at a major scientific meeting this week.
The data will be presented at the podium during the annual scientific meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) in Chicago by Kieran J. Murphy, M.D., Vice Chair & Deputy Chief of Medical Imaging and Director of Medical Imaging Research at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Murphy noted, “The small size, portability and rapidity of imaging will allow diagnosis of stroke victims in minutes, which in turn will allow for stroke triage outside of a hospital setting, thus further reducing the time to initial treatment—which should dramatically improve patient outcomes.”
“Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of disability,” added Paul Lovoi, Ph.D., CEO of Jan Medical. “While some 1.5 million patients present annually with what appear to be stroke symptoms, half of them have actually not had a stroke. We believe that our system can have an enormously favorable impact by empowering healthcare providers to make a reliable assessment of stroke in just minutes. Patient outcomes will then be improved because healthcare providers will have the correct and timely information they need to treat their patients faster, at lower cost and less risk.”