Breakthroughs in Imaging Neurovascular Diseases (Haacke)

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Breakthroughs in Imaging Neurovascular Diseases (Haacke)

Postby drbart » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:17 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqDrvNC7Oi8

Google Tech Talk
September 16, 2010

Breakthroughs in Imaging Neurovascular Diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis: Technical Aspects, Clinical Ramifications, and Understanding the Etiology of the Disease. Presented by Dr. E. Mark Haacke.

ABSTRACT

Magnetic Resonance Imaging has long been an important diagnostic tool for Multiple Sclerosis. Recent developments linking MS to venous malformations have highlighted the use of advanced techniques for imaging iron deposits and blood flow. We introduce here a number of new technical image acquisition and image processing concepts whose application may well extend into other diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, stroke and traumatic brain injury. Finally, the development and data mining of worldwide data in specific diseases will also be discussed.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

E. Mark Haacke is a world renown MRI researcher at Wayne State University. He won the Gold Medal in Kyoto in 2004 for his work on Susceptibility Weighted Imaging and Education. He is the past president of two MRI societies and has just formed "The International Society for Neurovascular Disease". For the last 30 years, Dr. Haacke has focused on the physics and mathematics associated with the technical development of new imaging methods and their clinical applications.

SPEAKER INTRODUCTION

Mark Haacke literally wrote the book on MRI. After working behind the scenes for some 30 years, Dr. Haacke has recently become a public figure as a result of applying his expertise to the study of venous anomalies in MS patients.

Dr. Haacke has testified before Canadian Parliament, and his MRI protocols for MS have become the glue tying together the studies of CCSVI in North America.

Of the small thousands of MS patients worldwide that have been treated for CCSVI, a growing number have been doing a new dance, The Full Haacke, which is performed in an MRI tube over the course of about 2 hours.

It may be too early to tell if we stand at the beginning of another worldwide eradication, but if we are, Mark Haacke is certainly one of its heros.
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Postby cheerleader » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:04 pm

Thank you, Dr. Bart---
EXCELLENT presentation from the master of MRI.
Must-watching for those who seek to understand what doctors have been finding with SWI, BOLD and fMRI technologies that is leading them to confirm the CCSVI hypothesis and the vascular paradigm of MS.
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Postby orion98665 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:02 pm

Excellent, excellent presentation. :D
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Postby Rokkit » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:07 pm

Hehe, "The oncoming tidal wave." I have goosebumps.
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Postby drbart » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:21 pm

Rokkit wrote:Hehe, "The oncoming tidal wave." I have goosebumps.


In terms of the workload for Haacke's group, it might also be called a "success disaster".
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Postby hopeful2 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:49 pm

Thanks DrBart for posting this. Very important information indeed. In particular, we all should know how to do the Full Haacke!

Patrice
P.S.(Should we tell Dr. Sclafani that Dr. Haacke said he resembled Charcot? Actually I agree with that comment!)
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Postby 1eye » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:43 pm

drbart wrote:
Rokkit wrote:Hehe, "The oncoming tidal wave." I have goosebumps.


In terms of the workload for Haacke's group, it might also be called a "success disaster".


He should talk to JK Rowling who had a similar experience.
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Postby sbr487 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:23 pm

Mark Haacke literally wrote the book on MRI


wow!!!
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Postby ConstableComfortable » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:20 am

An amazing lecture on the mri world. I still find it mind boggling that they're looking at bits inside the nucleus of an atom!

Re; Caffeine and how it constricts blood flow. Is it bad for ccsvi'ers and MS'ers to have coffee?

Jon

PS:'The Full Haacke' sounds more like a wrestling hold. "Oh no, he's got him in the Full Haacke!"
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Postby PCakes » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:28 am

ConstableComfortable wrote:Re; Caffeine and how it constricts blood flow. Is it bad for ccsvi'ers and MS'ers to have coffee?

Jon


I'll jump in while i sip on my french roast :) ... yes, it is bad.. vasoconstrictors are bad.. but given how you asked the question, i suspect you knew that ;)
Google "caffeine vasoconstriction" ... loads of studies..
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damn now my coffee is cold...
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Postby ozarkcanoer » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:28 am

This is a quick course on MRI technology and CCSVI/MS and a plea for help from some experts in processing and interpreting image data, because beyond the higher Tesla and improved software in MRI machines, it is interpreting what is imaged that becomes difficult. People with computer science background, especially image analysis, could be very helpful by developing algorithms. For example, Dr Haacke mentioned the problem of breathing making some of the veins a little fuzzy. Some Google nerd might solve this in a short amount of time. Maybe we could get Pixar involved too !

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Postby ConstableComfortable » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:31 pm

PCakes wrote:
ConstableComfortable wrote:Re; Caffeine and how it constricts blood flow. Is it bad for ccsvi'ers and MS'ers to have coffee?

Jon


I'll jump in while i sip on my french roast :) ... yes, it is bad.. vasoconstrictors are bad.. but given how you asked the question, i suspect you knew that ;)
Google "caffeine vasoconstriction" ... loads of studies..
hagd!

damn now my coffee is cold...


I did kind of suspect it wouldn't help things. How can something that tastes so good be so bad??!
And Haacke is rubbing our faces in it, sipping on his grande double shot cappuccino during the lecture!!
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Postby 1eye » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:41 pm

ConstableComfortable wrote:
PCakes wrote:
ConstableComfortable wrote:Re; Caffeine and how it constricts blood flow. Is it bad for ccsvi'ers and MS'ers to have coffee?

Jon


I'll jump in while i sip on my french roast :) ... yes, it is bad.. vasoconstrictors are bad.. but given how you asked the question, i suspect you knew that ;)
Google "caffeine vasoconstriction" ... loads of studies..
hagd!

damn now my coffee is cold...


I did kind of suspect it wouldn't help things. How can something that tastes so good be so bad??!
And Haacke is rubbing our faces in it, sipping on his grande double shot cappuccino during the lecture!!


To rain on this discussion: I have read somewhere that caffeine like other constrictors and dilators (sounds like snakes) only affects teeny weeny vessels. Coffee gets through your system quite fast (1/2 hr?). :-)
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Postby Cece » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:56 pm

But what if your jugulars ARE teeny weeny vessels? :)
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Postby MegansMom » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:11 pm

This is so exciting.....
They call it a tidal wave............
Feels like the surge of Tsunami!
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