'Tele-Stroke' Technology At Mayo Being Used To Diagnose Strokes Over Long Distance

Another way of saving time and travel for doctors at Franciscan...

The Mayo system has started using Skype computer technology to do long-distance diagnosis of stroke patients in La Crosse. Local Mayo Franciscan neurologist Greg Pupillo says video can give a specialist in Rochester more information to decide whether a patient is having a stroke.  The equipment has been available in La Crosse for a month now, but it has not been needed yet to diagnose an actual patient.  Most regional Mayo clinics will have the Skype system available by the end of this year.







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