FRench Acute Cerebral Multimodal Imaging to Select Patient for MEchanical Thrombectomy "FRAME"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

FRench Acute cerebral multimodal imaging to select patient for MEchanical thrombectomy is a prospective multi-center study to determine if multimodal imaging could identify patients who may and those who may not benefit from an endovascular clot removal procedure within 6 hours after stroke onset.

Detailed Description

Emergent cerebral artery recanalization by thrombectomy within 6 hours after symptom onset is n the standard of care of an acute hemispheric infarction with a documented proximal internal carotid artery and/middle cerebral artery occlusion. The success of vessel revascularization is mostly related to the emergent reperfusion of the ischemic penumbra. Multimodal brain imaging can identify the amount of salvageable penumbra. The indirect comparison of the recently published randomized trials suggests that despite common baseline clinical characteristics, (vessel site occlusion, delay and type of treatment), the success of thrombectomy was higher in studies enrolling exclusively patients exhibiting a significant amount of penumbra defined by a target mismatch (TMM) on CTP or MRI by comparison with those enrolling patients based on non contrast CT scan without specific imaging criteria. As the prevalence of TMM has not been systematically evaluated in those trials, as TMM definition differs according to the studies and as there has been no prospective estimation of the impact of the prevalence of TMM on baseline imaging assessed blindly of clinical outcome, there is currently no demonstration that mechanical thrombectomy has to be limited to the subgroup of patients based on imaging criteria. With this as a background, we aim to investigate in a prospective cohort of patients treated by thrombectomy according to the current recommendations, the relationship between the prevalence of TMM on pretreatment brain imaging with the rate of clinical recovery after thrombectomy. MR DWI, perfusion and CTP maps processed by RAPID software will not be as usual pushed back to the PACS but anonymized and saved on a remote software leaving the investigator blinded at the time of treatment decision. We hope to learn whether MR or CTP can help to define an imaging profile to select the subgroup of patients that will benefit from thrombectomy.



  • Multimodal brain imaging Other
    Intervention Desc: Comparison of the Rate of Good Neurological Functional Outcome defined by Modified Rankin Scale 0-2, 3 Months after an acute ischemic stroke treated by thrombectomy according to the presence or not of a Target Mismatch on Baseline imaging (MRI or CTP).
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Multimodal brain imaging
    Description: Consecutive patients experiencing an acute ischemic stroke treated by thrombectomy according to the current recommendations. Clinical outcome will be compared according to the baseline imaging profile processed after patient treatment.

Trial Population

Patients experiencing an anterior circulation brain infarction complicating the occlusion of the internal carotid artery or the first or second segment of the middle cerebral artery


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Modified Rankin Scale 3 month
Secondary National Institute of Health Scale 24 hours, 3 days, 3 months
Secondary Symptomatic Hemorrhagic Transformation 72 hours