Ischemic stroke

Ischemic stroke treatment

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Be ready to take on new challenges in ischemic stroke treatment


We see a strong increase in thrombectomy interventions as a first line treatment for patients1 with ischemic stroke. There is also a shift from time-based to image-based patient selection in this area. Our Neurovascular suite has been developed to help to address these trends. It can support high levels of procedural efficiency and redefine outcomes for your stroke patients.

Highlighted products for this procedure

Azurion 7 B20/15

Azurion 7 B20/15 Image-guided therapy system

Biplane image-guided therapy system with one 20” frontal and one 15” lateral flat detector

See clearly while managing safety for all involved

Experience a simple, smooth clinical workflow with the dedicated neuro features

    Procedure cards


    One hospital reduced in-lab prep time supported by ProcedureCards.2

    Help streamline and standardise system set-up

    Help reduce preparation errors

    SmartCT on Flexvision


    Simplifies 3D acquisition so any clinical user3 can easily perform 3D imaging

    3D images are automatically displayed within seconds on the touch screen module4

    Visualise the full intricacies of complex malformations and less radio-opaque flow diverters

    Clinical solutions for treating ischemic stroke

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    Three smart CTs

    CT-like visualisation


    SmartCT Soft Tissue  generates a CT-like visualisation of soft tissue and supports stroke diagnosis in three ways. A non-contrast scan aids detection of early ischemic changes. An early phase scan helps to identify the proximal occlusion. A late phase contrast enhanced scan supports detection of collaterals.

    SmartCT Vaso IV

    Check location and length of a clot

    SmartCT Vaso allows visualisation beyond the clot with peri-procedural imaging of the distal vessel aspects in ischemic stroke. SmartCT Vaso is an acquisition technique based on a Cone Beam CT scan and an intra-arterial contrast injection. It allows visualisation beyond the clot with peri-procedural imaging of the distal vessel aspects in ischemic stroke. By retrograde filling, vessel structures before and after the clot become visible. The SmartCT Vaso 3D Roadmap can be used to visualise clot retrieval devices.

    See collateral filling

    Visualization of collateral filling

    Dual View for viewing early and late phase Cone Beam CT volumes side by side enhances identification of penumbra and enables visualisation of collateral filling.

    Peri-procedure check of bleeding

    SmartCT soft tissue

    Use SmartCT Soft Tissue (CT-like) images in the Neurovascular suite to check treatment success and bleeding.

    Sharp images with 2D DSA with ClarityIQ technology

    2D DSA with ClarityIQ technology

    ClarityIQ applies Automatic Motion Compensation during real-time DSA to maintain sharp images of the vessels. This supports confident decision making throughout stroke procedures.

    Anatomical references support precise 3D navigation

    SmartCT Roadmap precise 3D navigation

    SmartCT Roadmap provides anatomical references to support precise navigation of guidewire, catheter and device to the clot.

    Confirm treatment success

    DSA visualization

    High quality DSA visualisations allow you to assess if you have retrieved the complete clot and if pieces of clot have been dispersed distally in the brain. You can check the restoration of blood flow to the penumbra and check for peri-procedure bleeding.

    Enhance visualisation of vasculature

    Roadmap Pro

    Make informed decisions about whether the clot can be reached and which route to use. Roadmap Pro, an advanced double contrast roadmap, helps enhance visualisation of overlapping vessels, while balancing radiation exposure.

    Workflow innovations for treating ischemic stroke

    Azurion offers a number of workflow innovations designed to help on-call staff work efficiently and easily, while maintaining a single-minded focus on the patient and manage radiation dose during acute ischemic stroke interventions.

    Azurion biplane neuro cerebral
    FlexVision Pro

    Full table side control saves time

    FlexVision Pro gives you direct access and full control of pre-operative diagnostic scans, patient information and planning tools at table side to save time and unnecessary walking in and out of the sterile area. Touch screen module Pro allows table side control of images and applications with tablet ease.

    Work together instantaneously

    Instant Parallel Working

    Instant Parallel Working allows team members to work on different tasks at the same time without interrupting each other to shorten procedure times for critical stroke patients.

    Full table side control saves time

    Azurion neuro headrest

    Can be used to restrain restless patients under conscious sedation to help reduce motion artifacts during the procedure.

    Integrated OR table for acute care

    Azurion with Getinge Magnus operating table

    The Getinge Magnus OR table can be used for emergency and trauma care. It is synchronised with Philips X-ray systems to take advantage of advanced Philips solutions.

    Azurion 7 C20 can simplify procedures

    Azurion 7 C20 in neurology

    Monoplane angio systems are increasingly being used as dedicated stroke systems or as back-up systems in interventional neuro departments along side a biplane system. The Azurion 7 C20 is compatible with all advanced neuro interventional tools.

    Faster stroke treatment.
    Improve outcomes.

    When it comes to acute stroke, everyone deserves the best care. Today, more patients can benefit from mechanical thrombectomy through changed guidelines, which widen the time window for endovascular treatment.  

    DTAS video

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    2.In a simulation study with over 60 users globally, results obtained during user tests performed in the period of November 2015-February 2016. The tests were designed and supervised by Use-Lab GmbH, an independent and objective usability testing engineering consultancy and user interface design company. The tests involved 31 US-based clinicians (16 physicians and 15 technicians) and 30 European-based clinicians (15 physicians and 15 technologists), who performed procedures using Azurion in a simulated interventional lab environment. Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.

    3. The user level of expertise required is described in the Instructions for Use as the Intended Operator Profile.

    4. 3D reconstructions at higher resolution settings may take longer times

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