Canadian Association of Radiologists announce 2018 career achievement award

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Mayank Goyal, MD, an international expert in acute stroke triage, diagnosis, and endovascular therapy is the 2018 recipient of the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) Distinguished Career Achievement Award. Dr. Goyal is director of imaging and endovascular treatment at the Calgary Stroke Program at the University of Calgary in Alberta and a professor of radiology in its Department of Radiology and Clinical Neurosciences.

Dr. Goyal’s collaborations with stroke neurologists, interventional neurosurgeons, and acute care physicians have led to the design and execution of multiple randomized, multi-center clinical trials in acute stroke research, CAR stated in a press release. These included the Endovascular Treatment for Small Core and Proximal Occlusion Ischemic Stroke (ESCAPE) Trial, which evaluated endovascular treatment (EVT) with mechanical thrombectomy in large artery occlusion. EVT proved so effective in reducing disability and stroke mortality that the clinical trial was terminated early.

He also pioneered multiphase computed tomography angiography (CTA). This imaging technique in acute stroke that was implemented globally as part of the ESCAPE study, and subsequently became the basis for the Measuring Collaterals with Multi-Phase CT Angiography in Patients with Ischemic Stroke (PRove-IT) study, which consists of a head-to-head comparison between multiphase CTA and CT perfusion. Initial results of this study suggest that the technique is extremely useful and saves on average 20 minutes in acute stroke treatment.

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Canadian Association of Radiologists announce 2018 career achievement award.  Appl Radiol. 

By Staff News Brief| April 26, 2018
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