The Polish Ministry of Health initiative to improve stroke care means that Brainomix will deploy its flagship e-Stroke software across nearly all of Poland’s largest comprehensive stroke centers – and the tender-win solidifies its position as market leader in Europe.
Each year more than 100,000 people will suffer a stroke in Poland, with some patients requiring specialist treatment in the form of mechanical thrombectomy – a procedure typically performed at a comprehensive stroke center, in which a blood clot is surgically removed from the brain’s arteries to restore blood flow.
With a focus on expanding access to thrombectomy and improving stroke care overall, the Ministry of Health launched the POLKARD initiative, which included Europe’s first nationwide tender for AI stroke imaging. Brainomix were awarded this landmark opportunity, enabling the company to deploy its flagship e-Stroke software across nearly all of Poland’s largest comprehensive stroke centers, and solidifying its position as market leader in Europe.
Dr Violetta Palacz-Duda, a Neurologist at Dr Jan Biziel’s University Hospital No. 2 in Bydgoszcz, spoke about her experience with the AI software: “We have had Brainomix software now for a year, and it has enabled us to efficiently identify patients eligible for both thrombectomy and thrombolysis. e-Stroke facilitates the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke by quantifying the extent of ischemic damage, indicating where there are occluded vessels and assessing the status of collateral circulation. The CT perfusion module is very helpful in assessing the eligibility of late-time-window patients for thrombectomy”.