NewYork-Presbyterian Collaborates with the FDNY to Launch First Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit on the East Coast

NewYork-Presbyterian, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center and the FDNY, has launched the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit, the first of its kind on the East Coast. In the event of a stroke, every minute is crucial in preventing serious brain damage and death. The MSTU is an emergency vehicle specially equipped with a CT scanner, which is crucial to diagnosing the type of stroke suffered by a patient. Now, when the medical staff arrives at the victim’s location, they don’t need to transport the patient to a hospital for the patient to receive a diagnosis. Instead, they can use the MSTU to send a CT scan to one of NewYork-Presbyterian’s neuroradiologists, allowing the providers to rapidly treat and care for the patient onsite. Click above to read the press release.