Colorado hospital begins using mobile stroke unit

AURORA, Colo. — A hospital is now using a mobile stroke unit to increase stroke survival rate.

KDVR reported that UC Health’s Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit is described as a “souped-up” ambulance equipped with a mini-CT scanner and a teleconferencing technology that allows neurologists to begin treating the patient as quickly as possible.

“Everybody is recognizing how important it is to treat patients quickly and so most places are getting faster and faster. Things like the Mobile Stroke Unit are helping us do that,” Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit Medical Director Dr. William Jones said.

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