In the United States stroke symptoms account for up to 3.7 million visits to hospitals and the Emergency Departments. Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, killing 130,000 American each year.2 FIRST Low Contrast Detectability (LCD) has the ability to improve low contrast detectability in a routine non-contrast brain scan by up to 101%.3
1 Model-based Iterative Reconstruction
2 Source: CDC, NCHS. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2013 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2015. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2013, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed Feb. 3, 2015.
3 Based on the detectability index performance metric, a measure of signal to noise that takes into account the magnitude and texture of both the signal and the noise for a given LCD task. FIRST Brain LCD mode.
Routine Non-contrast Brain
2nd Recon using FIRST Low Contrast Detectability
FIRST (MBIR) CTA has been shown to improve high contrast spatial resolution while lowering radiation dose.