July 27, 2021

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Brainomix & Barts NHS Trust Partner to Transform Stroke Care

Barts NHS Trust provides a 24/7 thrombectomy service, and is on pace to treat more than 300 patients this year with this life-saving procedure

 

Dr Paul Bhogal, Consultant Interventional Neuroradiologist at the Royal London Hospital: “Barts NHS Trust is one of the largest trusts in the country, serving a diverse population of over 2.5 million people. Our Interventional Neuroradiology team have worked tirelessly to build the infrastructure needed to provide a regional 24/7 mechanical thrombectomy service, and with steadily increasing case numbers, we are currently performing over 20 of these lifechanging procedures every month.

An essential step in developing our service was partnering with the correct stroke imaging company to identify patients eligible for treatment. For us, Brainomix offered the right balance of scientific evidence, ease of use, and as with our own department, a track record of delivering steady and consistent improvements in their AI stroke solutions.

One of the main reasons we chose Brainomix was their commitment to really listen to us, and their enthusiasm to form a truly collaborative partnership. As we are a team of consultants closely involved in research and development of stroke care, this partnership approach is critical. As a UK-based, Oxford spin-out with frontline NHS clinicians on their team, Brainomix understand the challenges faced by NHS trusts better than companies based elsewhere.

Since starting our journey together, we have created one of the largest stroke networks in the UK, with faster decision times and a continued increase in the number of cases coming through our doors. To be able to work effectively together and provide a successful, faster service to more patients the e-Stroke platform has been a real game changer. As part of our long-term partnership with Brainomix, we have already begun plans for prospective research that we believe will put the UK at the forefront of stroke research.

Our collective aim is to leave no patient behind. Using AI technology, we have made demonstrable strides to ensure more eligible patients are receiving lifesaving interventional treatment at our stroke unit at The Royal London Hospital. The figures show that we are already one of the busiest comprehensive stroke centres in the UK and this will grow further as more sites join our stroke network through the e-Stroke Mobile App.”

Biography

Dr Bhogal is a consultant interventional neuroradiologist based at the Royal London Hospital. He completed his medical training at University College London. After completing the pan-London neuroradiology fellowship he worked at the Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden and in Klinikum Stuttgart, Germany. He recently completed his PhD (Warwick University) and is one of the most active researchers in the field of interventional neuroradiology in the UK with over 120 peer reviewed publications to date. He serves as associate editor for Interventional Neuroradiology and is founder of the BRAIN conference.

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