PC and Johnson,
I go to Dr Traboulsee, who is a leader in MRI technology, so if anybody can read your scans, it's him. Until CCSVI, though, reading scans was just about pointing to lesions, at least for me
I phoned UBC Friday for an update, but missed catching someone there. The last I heard is they are definitiely proceeding. Dr. Simka was there last week to speak to the researchers.
This research isn't moving fast enough for anyone, but it is moving. We shouldn't confuse university research with the public health care system. If UBC takes its time to get things underway so they are sure they get it right, that's OK by me. Only 100-200 participants will be involved in the multi-year testing and treatment anyway. The rest of us have to work on the local, provincial, and federal systems to get public funding for testing and treatment. We can't put everything on hold until UBC finishes.
Someone on the Facebook page was there recently and said their neuro reported they were still raising funds to upgrade equipment. I think they want to measure remylination, very accurately, so they can tell if treating CCSVI affects the nerves in the brain. This will silence any naysayers who think the effects are all placebo.
National CCSVI Society: <strong><br /><a href="http://tinyurl.com/44znbct">http://tinyurl.com/44znbct</a> ~Website<br /><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3wzmkmg">http://tinyurl.com/3wzmkmg</a> ~Facebook</strong><br />