University of Rochester Medical Center

The University of Rochester Medical Center unveiled upstate New York’s first mobile stroke unit Thursday, describing the vehicle as a “high-tech emergency room on wheels.”

It looks like a large ambulance from the outside. Inside, the unit is equipped with specialized equipment including “a portable CT scanner that is capable of imaging the patient’s brain to detect the type of stroke they are experiencing,” URMC said in a press release.

Connections: Could Your Job Give You a Stroke?

Jun 18, 2015

If you’re in your 40s or 50s, you may think you’re too young to be at risk for a stroke. But if you work a sedentary job, you might be surprised at what the risks really are. Dr. Mary Dombovy of Unity Rehabilitation and Neurology Services tells about the latest research into strokes and how to help prevent them.