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eLearning

SINAPSE experts from around Scotland have developed ten online modules designed to explain medical imaging. They are freely available and are intended for non-specialists.


Edinburgh Imaging Academy at the University of Edinburgh offers the following online programmes through a virtual learning environment:

Neuroimaging for Research MSc/Dip/Cert

Imaging MSc/Dip/Cert

PET-MR Principles & Applications Cert

Applied Medical Image Analysis Cert

Online Short Courses

Biomarkers in the diagnosis of ischemic stroke - A systematic review

Author(s): W. Whiteley, M. C. Tseng, P. Sandercock

Abstract:
Background and Purpose - The diagnosis of ischemic stroke can be difficult. CT may be normal in the early stages of ischemic stroke or in patients with minor symptoms and MR is not always possible. Many blood markers have been proposed for the diagnosis of stroke in the acute setting. Methods and Results - We have systematically reviewed the diagnostic literature and found 21 studies testing 58 single biomarkers and 7 panels of several biomarkers. Although all show either a high sensitivity or specificity, there are limitations in the design and reporting of all the studies that mean no biomarker can be recommended for use in clinical practice. Conclusions - We make recommendations for the design and reporting of studies of diagnostic blood biomarkers in stroke.

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ISBN: 0039-2499
Publication Year: 2008
Periodical: Stroke
Periodical Number: 10
Volume: 39
Pages: 2902-2909
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