The Toshiba Stroke Research Center center is a quintessential example of multidisciplinary cooperation and partnership. Within the facility, faculty in the basic sciences and from diverse clinical specialties—including radiation physics, biomedical and aerospace engineering, polymer chemistry, neuroradiology, neurology and neurosurgery—contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of stroke prevention and treatment.
Center research focuses on three major areas of inquiry: image optimization and dose reduction, hemodynamics (to better understand the physiological mechanisms that produce brain aneurysms) and device development.
In addition to funding from Toshiba, the center has been
supported by significant grants from the National Institute of
Neurological Disorders and Stroke; the National Heart, Lung, and
Blood Institute; the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and
Bioengineering, and the National Science Foundation.