Industry Overview

The Problem

  • Though the ability of preventing Ischemic Stroke is real, current modalities and procedures do not allow for intervention prior to the occurrence
  • A patient is only sent for arterial evaluation if they are presenting symptoms of stroke, and since stroke is frequently  asymptomatic there typically is no further testing
  • There is a high cost associated with current screening modalities available (Duplex Doppler Ultrasound, MRA, CTA, and Digital Subtraction) which compound this problem

Stroke/Carotid Artery Disease Statistics

Current Modalities for CAD Screening / Early Detection:

Carotid Stenotic Scan (CSS)

$49,000
  • No Certified Tech Required
  • Dr. Fee:$100 / Estimated Reimbursement: $105 Per Scan
  • Non-Emitting
  • Non-Invasive
  • Accurate & Repeatable
  • 2 Minute Scan

Carotid Doppler Ultrasound

$250,000
  • Requires Radiological Assistant (Salary $75k-$100k)
  • Reimbursement: $180-$400 Per Scan
  • Emits High Energy Sound Wave
  • Non-Invasive
  • Accuracy is User Dependent
  • 30-60 Minute Process

Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)

$1-2,5M
  • Requires Radiological Assistant (Salary $75k-$100k)
  • Reimbursement: $3,000 Per Scan
  • Emits Radiation
  • Contrast Agent Used
  • Accuracy is User Dependent
  • >60 Minute Process

Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)

$1-2,5M
  • Requires Radiological Assistant (Salary $75k-$100k)
  • Reimbursement: $500-$1,500 Per Scan
  • Emits Radiation
  • Contrast Agent Used
  • Accuracy is User Dependent
  • 30-60 Minute Process
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