The Neuroimaging platform boasts internationally acclaimed researchers, generating groundbreaking developments in in acute stroke imaging. This research works to improve patient selection for acute stroke therapies, as well as guide stroke recovery rehabilitation approaches. This research has pioneered the use of advanced imaging techniques to rapidly identify salvageable brain in acute stroke during emergency assessment of patients. In addition, this work has improved patient selection for thrombolytic treatment, as well as safely extending the window of treatment, improving outcomes for a greater number of patients.
This platform provides expertise in a range of imaging techniques, including CT (computer tomography) scanning, fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging), EEG (electroencephalography), and tDCS (transcranial Direct Current Stimulation). Imaging is undertaken at the JHH, the HMRI Imaging Centre, Calvary Mater Hospital, and the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory at the University of Newcastle.
Through our researchers, the Neuroimaging platform has established Newcastle as a global reference centre and Strategic Research Partner with Toshiba Medical Corporation, as well as a consultant to leading imaging analysis software company APOLLO Medical Imaging.