Slight correction Asher. You were correct on the numbers, not on the dates.
Scanning started in January, finished beginning of March. They plan to announce results anytime soon; I expect end of April, beginning of May.
Aim of the study is to replicate the association CCSVI with MS and find the numbers Zamboni claimed. As we all know, Buffalo has already found that, so there will be no big news coming from Amsterdam.
They have scanned 20 relatively "new" MS patients (mobile, no big invalidity, mobile etc). They plan to expand the resarchgroup in a follow up study, which will last another year. Then they will probably look at patients with a higher EDSS score.
Please note: last scentences are only based on rumour: they are very silent about their study. Nothing revealed yet, which is a shame, as everyone in medical Holland is holding their breath and waiting for the results. So nothing happens here. I am very sorry to hear that the same thing is happening in the UK.
About your question on techniques and the research being critical I can say the following:
MRI/MRV techniques are used, but using which protocol is unknown. There has been contact with dr. Mark Haacke, so there is hope.
Is the research critical? If they aim to establish association MS and CCSVI, it is not critical I think. It wil be a small copy of the Buffalo findings hopefully. If not, I am very curious what their explanation would be...
It is critical in the sense that it is blocking/stalling all other actvities/research/opinion/treatment on ccsvi.