By Mark Millan – CNN – May 23, 2011
When a patient suffers an acute stroke, the outcome often rests on how quickly they receive expert care. Now, by using a medical application for the iPhone or Android, doctors don’t need to be at a hospital to diagnose a stroke patient and begin prescribing treatment.
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Specialists can determine how to treat strokes based on brain-scan images reviewed from their smartphones with nearly the same accuracy as when they use a full diagnostic workstation, according to a study by researchers at the University of Calgary.