Date: 01 Nov 2023

Advanced Stroke Neuroimaging

Venue: Basement lecture theatre, 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR


Event Notes:

This short course offered by the world leading UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology will give an overview of using neuroimaging and mechanical thrombectomy to treat people who have had a stroke. This course will outline methods of quantifying the impact of the stroke using advanced imaging techniques– from penumbral and core infarct size through to methods of imaging recovery from stroke. It will also cover the more familiar aspects of imaging stroke such as using CT and MRI based modalities to evaluate infarcts and haemorrhages.
You’ll learn about:

  • Diagnosing stroke and identifying aetiology using imaging
  • Using imaging to guide treatment – thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy
  • How patients are selected for mechanical thrombectomy and how to get best outcomes
  • Investigation pathways to clarify causes of intracerebral haemorrhage
  • Endovascular services – setting the up, measuring how effective they are
  • Machine Learning and its potential applications in acute stroke and rehabilitation

Lecture Topics:

  • Ischaemic stroke
  • Intracerebral haemorrhage
  • Machine learning
  • Endovascular treatment
  • Evidence basis for thrombectomy
  • Endovascular Service Delivery


By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • select the appropriate imaging modality to evaluate a stroke case
  • Understand the ways in which imaging is developing and will be used in the future
  • evaluate the current evidence for endovascular treatment and common complications of this treatment
  • Select patients for endovascular treatment
  • Use imaging to look for the aetiology of stroke
  • Use imaging to differentiate between stroke and stroke mimics

The course is accredited with 6 Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (RCP) CPD points and you will also receive a certificate of attendance.