The International Stroke Perfusion Imaging Registry (INSPIRE) has been established to provide a web-based database of imaging and clinical stroke data. The Tenecteplase versus Alteplase for Stroke Thrombolysis Evaluation (TASTE) Trial is using this application to upload the stroke imaging data to the TASTE database. The imaging data will not be used for any other purpose.

TASTE imaging requirements:

 Acute Imaging: Multi-modal CT or MRI
 Baseline CT - non-contrast CT, CT perfusion and CT angiography; or
 Baseline MRI - DWI, PWI, time of flight MRA, T2*-weighted gradient echo and FLAIR.

 Follow-up imaging: 24 hours post intervention: Multi-modal CT or MRI
 24 hour CT - non-contrast CT, CT perfusion and CT angiography; or
 24 hour MRI - DWI, PWI, time of flight MRA, T2*-weighted gradient echo and FLAIR.

To quality assure the imaging-based decision making at the recruiting centres, all imaging data will be electronically transferred and read at the coordinating centre on a weekly basis. All imaging will be de-identified, thus the coordinating centre will be blind to the clinical information.

The overall ownership of the database belongs to the University of Newcastle Stroke Research Program (UNSRP, Director Prof. Mark Parsons). Dr. Andrew Bivard is the imaging coordinator, Michelle Russell is the clinical coordinators and is responsible for the daily management of the TASTE database. Michelle can be contacted by email Michelle.Russell@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au or telephone on +61 2 4922 3187. Andrew can be contacted by email andrew.bivard@uon.edu.au

The INSPIRE website and database is hosted by Apollo Medical Imaging Technology Pty Ltd on behalf of UNSRP and the Steering Committee. Technical support contact +61 3 9995 6190 or email taste@apollomit.com
For TASTE training, please visit taste.webmistar.com

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