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International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications
Volume 2017, Article ID 6869145, 7 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6869145
Research Article

Ruling Out Brain CT Contraindications prior to Intravenous Thrombolysis: Diagnostic Equivalence between a Primary Interpretation Workstation and a Mobile Tablet Computer

1Electrophysiology and Telemedicine Laboratory, University of Los Andes, Carrera 1 Este No. 19A-40, Bogotá, Colombia
2Primary Stroke Center, University Hospital of Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, Calle 119 No. 7-75, Bogotá, Colombia
3School of Medicine, Universidad El Bosque, Av. Cra 9 No. 131A-02, Bogotá, Colombia
4Baptist Health, Lyerly Neurosurgery, 800 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Antonio J. Salazar; oc.ude.sednainu@alas-tna

Received 10 August 2017; Accepted 17 October 2017; Published 9 November 2017

Academic Editor: Malcolm Clarke

Copyright © 2017 Antonio J. Salazar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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