What Artificial Intelligence Can Do for Stroke Patients

By: St. Luke's Health
| Published 06/14/2021


HOUSTON, TX -- Baylor St. Luke’s Is First in Houston To Adopt Artificial Intelligence for Stroke Care

As one of the leaders in stroke care in Houston and the surrounding areas, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center continues on its promise to leverage the most advanced innovations to provide the best care to its patients. Baylor St. Luke’s invested in artificial intelligence technology to service the stroke care team in diagnosing stroke and providing efficient and reliable treatment. technology allows for rapid detection and notification of suspected large vessel occlusion (LVO) strokes.

“’s applied artificial intelligence solutions have been developed by top stroke clinicians and technical experts in the world, and we are excited to be able to bring these transformational technologies to Baylor St. Luke’s and our community.”

-Dr. Chethan P Venkatasubba Rao, Medical Director of the Neuroscience ICU at Baylor St. Luke’s

With Stroke, Timing Is Everything

During a stroke, timing is the most important factor for minimizing brain damage. Knowing the signs of a stroke will allow for F.A.S.T. action in the event of an emergency.

-Face. Does one side of the face droop when smiling?
-Arm. If the person raises their arms, does one droop?
-Speech. Is the speech slurred or strange?
-Time. If someone around you is experiencing these symptoms, call 911 immediately.

How Technology Can Help Stroke Patients

Physicians will save minutes, even hours, when treating stroke patients with assisting in the triage, diagnosis, and treatment processes. With groundbreaking applied artificial intelligence combined with seamless communication,'s image analysis helps with the fast and accurate triage of potential LVOs in stroke patients and allows for better collaboration between physicians.

“Before, we had to make decisions on the fly or quantify the images from the CAT scan, which is a laborious process that can take hours to complete. The software bypasses the guesswork and allows for early intervention, which results in improved outcomes for our patients.”

-Dr. Rao’s technology has also allowed for optimized hospital workflow and synchronizing stroke care with its cloud-based system. This is a prime example of competent and practical investment in technology in medicine. Locate your nearest St. Luke's Health Comprehensive Stroke Center or affiliated emergency room for when minutes matter.

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