since Arlene posted that on the page I admin (I know you keep your ID/MS status private on FB, and I respect that), I'd like to provide my response and context here, on this thread.
Again, these are the images the Hubbards took, without the flow quantifications provided by the Haacke protocol. They didn't submit them to Dr. Haacke as part of the study. As Dr. Zamboni has stressed repeatedly, "it is not architecture, it is flow".
Many people can have arterial disease, and never have a stroke or heart attack. We may find many "normals" using MRV that have areas of stenosis. They may be migrainers, have fatigue, bad circulation, but NOT MS. BNAC found CCSVI in 25% in healthy controls (which included family members), but their MRVs did NOT have the Haacke flow quantification. This is why Dr. Zivadinov now uses doppler ultrasound as the means of testing. Because CCSVI is about flow, not architecture.
MRV, when combined with Haacke flow quantifications, is a good indicator of CCSVI, but venography remains the gold standard. And this argument over MRV vs. doppler will continue. For those that are able to be tested by doppler, it is much more affordable and easier on the body (no dye/less time/less money) There are a few centers in the US now providing the Zamboni protocol, and will be more in the future.
What MRV provides is a longetudinal picture of venous health and brain health. Jeff's had four MRVs/MRIs, and this is how Dr. Dake is charting his brain and vein health. This is also what the Haacke protocol will provide.
I hope this provides some context,
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09