non CT dilatation ?

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non CT dilatation ?

Postby opto » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:53 am

Do any doctors, clinics use MRI instead CT during CCSVI dilatation procedure ?
I know some use it for CCSVI diagnostics, but it's said to be less reliable.

I'm a bit afraid of CT.
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Re: non CT dilatation ?

Postby Johnson » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:29 pm

opto wrote:Do any doctors, clinics use MRI instead CT during CCSVI dilatation procedure ?
I know some use it for CCSVI diagnostics, but it's said to be less reliable.

I'm a bit afraid of CT.

I doubt it. The magnets would tear the catheter guide-wire out in a transverse fashion - basically dissecting you, and take a few nurses and doctors out too.

My understanding is that it is not CT, but a much lower dose x-ray. There is no safe x-ray dose, in my view, but the benefit outweighs the risk for me.
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