On the Neurosurgery Blog, you will see us cross-posting or linking to items from other places when we believe they may interest our readers. Today, we wanted to bring attention to a recent op-ed in Fox News titled, “How artificial intelligence is changing health care in treating stroke victims.” Neurosurgeon Paul S. Saphier, MD, FAANS, discusses the importance of early intervention and how artificial intelligence (AI) is helping surgeons save even more patients.
On Thanksgiving, Dr. Saphier received an emergency stroke call and quickly sprang into action, “While Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite family tradition, this patient needed help fast. Within minutes, the team and I brought the patient to the operating room to restore blood flow to his brain. His symptoms began to improve immediately.” Early intervention is crucial for patient outcomes.
Dr. Saphier states that AI algorithms have shown remarkable capabilities in treating stroke victims, “AI can analyze brain scans, such as computed tomography (CT) to not only detect the presence of a stroke but also classify its type.” This helps health care professionals select the most appropriate course of action.
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Paul S. Saphier, MD, FAANS