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Reading the Tea Leaves: Vital Radiographic Findings in Stroke

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jan 22, 2021
  • Expires: Jan 21, 2024
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • Average User Rating:
    (2 Ratings)


Justin F.  Fraser Justin F. Fraser, MD, FAANS, FAHA
Vice Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
Associate Professor of Cerebrovascular, Endovascular, and Skull Base Surgery
Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery and NeuroInterventional Radiology
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

According to the 2010 publication The Future of Stroke Imaging: What We Need and How to Get to it“Advanced stroke imaging has made significant progress in the last 5 years. However, additional efforts are needed so that the role of these techniques in the management of acute ischemic stroke patients can be defined precisely. This must happen quickly.  The greatest challenge is to show that advanced neuroimaging, used as a biomarker to select patients for reperfusion therapy in an extended time window, improves patient outcome. This would represent a critical advance in the field of stroke imaging.”

Leiva-Salinas, C., & Wintermark, M. (2010). The future of stroke imaging: what we need and how to get to it. Stroke41(10 Suppl), S152–S153.

Target Audience

Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Stroke Care and Education Specialists, Nurses, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in stroke care.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize major stroke-related findings on neuroimaging
  2. Discuss what to order and when
  3. Examine the use new technology for triage


Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA credit: 
This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1 hours of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

Justin Fraser, MD - Speaker: Fawkes Biotech, Equity Owner; Stream Biomedical, Consultant; Cerelux, LLC, Owner; Medtronic, Consultant; Penumbra; Consultant

No other speakers, planners, or reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


In collaboration with UK HealthCare/Norton HealthCare - Stroke Care Network.

Attention: Please Read

The Reading the Tea Leaves: Vital Radiographic Findings in Stroke enduring module is a recording from the live meeting 2020 SCN Summit, dated September 28th, October 1st, 2nd and 6th, 2020. If you claimed credit for this session at the live meeting, you should not claim credit for this module.