Edinburgh Imaging

Current projects

Edinburgh Imaging's current stroke projects.

Current projects
Title Description


Alteplase-Tenecteplase Trial Evaluation for Stroke Thrombolysis

  • Randomised-controlled trial comparing different types of thrombolytics for use in ischaemic stroke.
  • Randomised-controlled trial testing therapeutic cooling for patients with acute ischaemic stroke.


LACunar Intervention Trial-2

  • Assessment of safety and efficacy of cilostazol & isosorbide mononitrate to prevent recurrent lacunar stroke & progression of cerebral small vessel disease.
Mild Stroke Study 3

Mild Stroke Study 3 (MSS3)

  • Improve understanding of what makes small vessel disease (SVD) worsen (or perhaps improve) & identify novel targets for SVD prevention & therapy.

Penumbra & Recanalisation Acute Computed Tomography in Ischaemic Stroke Evaluation

  • Randomised-controlled trial comparing advanced brain imaging (CT angiography & CT perfusion) with standard CT brain imaging alone for the assessment of acute ischaemic stroke.


Rates, Risks and Routes to Reduce Vascular Dementia

  • Prospective clinical study evaluating the development of dementia among patients with stroke over at least 2 years.


REstart or STop Antithrombotics Randomised Trial

  • Randomised controlled trial for adults surviving spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) who had taken an antithrombotic drug (i.e. anticoagulant or antiplatelet medication) for the prevention of vaso-occlusive disease before the ICH.
RITeS Real-world Independent Testing of eASPECTS Software

Research to Understand Stroke due to Haemorrhage

  • The RUSH programme is dedicated to better understanding the causes & outcome of spontaneous (non-traumatic) intracerebral haemorrhage in adults, leading to randomised controlled clinical trials of interventions to improve outcome.

Safe implementation of Treatment in Stroke

  • An open, prospective controlled study of thrombectomy versus standard care for ischaemic stroke.

Start or Stop Anticoagulants Randomised Trial.

  • Randomised-controlled trial for adults with atrial fibrillation after a brain haemorrhage.
Stroke Association Senior Clinical Lectureship
  • Realising the full potential of routinely-available brain imaging in patients with ischaemic stroke