Phan T, Beare R, Parsons M, Zhao H, Davis SM, Donnan G, Srikanth V, Ma H, Googling boundaries for operating Mobile Stroke Unit for Stroke Codes Frontiers Neurology 2019 Apr 4;10:331. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00331.
Background: Mobile stroke units (MSU) have been proposed to expedite delivery of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and expedite endovascular clot retrieval (ECR). Unexplored questions in the use of MSU include: maximal distance from base, time limit with regards to the use CT imaging, CT Angiography, CT Perfusion, and Telemedicine. We developed a computational model as an app (https://gntem3.shinyapps.io/ambmc/), taking into account traveling time to explore this issue. The aim of this study was to define the operating parameters for an MSU in a large metropolitan city, based on the geography of Melbourne.