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Partial Team for portable MRI-equipped ambulance Blue Sky Award winning project

MRI-equipped Ambulance

November 01, 2023

MUSC researchers partner with Emergency Medical Services to pilot test the first MRI-equipped ambulance to speed stroke response.

Surgeon Alex Spiotta stands on stage giving a TEDx talk in front of a large projection screen with an image of an MRI of a human skull

STAR Symposium

May 09, 2023

On May 11, Dr. Alex Spiotta will be joined by some of the best and brightest minds in the world of stroke and aneurysm treatment for the first STAR Symposium.

Partial Team for portable MRI-equipped ambulance Blue Sky Award winning project

Setting Care in Motion

May 16, 2022

Ambulances equipped with cutting-edge scanners could lessen the time it takes to get stroke patients the treatment they need.

Dr. Michelle Nichols (left) and Dr. Gayenell Magwood (right) of the College of Nursing at MUSC

Restoring Trust

April 26, 2022

Stroke research improves when survivors and caregivers feel comfortable telling their stories and researchers learn to listen.

a man in khakis and blue button down shirt poses with the MRI inside the ambulance

MRI On the Go

January 04, 2022

Performing an MRI en route to the hospital could cut treatment time for stroke patients. But is it even possible?

Left to right
Jordan J. Elm, PhD, of Public Health Sciences; Tanya Turan, M.D, .Neurology, Stroke; Marc Chimowitz, M.D.Neurology, Stroke; Renee Martin, Ph.D,  Public Health Sciences, Design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials and statistical methods accounting for missing dataStroke clinical trials

Preventing Stroke

September 01, 2021

MUSC neurologist will co-lead the CAPTIVA trial, which will enroll 1,683 participants with a narrowed brain artery across 115 U.S. sites.

Left to right: Elizabeth Mack, M.D. Children's Hospital Quality & Safety Division Chief, pediatric critical care specialist ; Alice Walz, M.D. Pediatric critical care, attending physician; Jennifer Hutcherson, BSN, RN Clinical Staff leader Rounding in the morning at SJCH PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit)

COVID in Kids

August 18, 2021

Children can develop neurological disorders from COVID-19 & for some, they can be life-threatening.

Illustration showing an ambulance surrounded by images of strokes.

Stroke Recovery

April 27, 2021

Physicians at MUSC Health partner with Georgetown Hospital to significantly shorten time between a patient’s stroke and treatment using telehealth.

People crowd into a room to listen as a man talks while behind him another man sits in a chair with a brain stimulation contraption strapped to his head

Rehabilitation Research

July 06, 2020

MUSC's NC NM4R has taken a leadership role in the realm of rehabilitation research.

Even after opening an occluded vessel after stroke, this figure shows that the immune cells in the brain (Green) continue to attack synapses (red) and neurons (Magenta) in the memory center of the brain, the hippocampus, at least for 30 days after stroke. Image courtesy of Dr. Stephen Tomlinson.

Improving Stroke Recovery

June 01, 2020

Adding a compound to reduce inflammation to standard stroke treatment could improve cognitive recovery and extend treatment window, preclinical study suggests.

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