DrCumming wrote:jackiejay wrote:my son's doppler ultrasound took at the most 20 minutes.....is that normally the amount of time needed to do this exam?
Jackie, the time it takes to do the study is not that important versus the knowledge and skill of the person doing the exam.
Did they find CCSVI?
CD wrote:I am not sure if this is true, but I heard it has to be on a the new Siemens Ultrasound Machine with special software, for the CCSVI protocol testing. Is this true?
formyruca wrote:Hi Lanie,
What is the current number of pwMS that have met 3 of 5 Zamboni criteria at your facility?
jackiejay wrote:my son's doppler ultrasound took at the most 20 minutes.....is that normally the amount of time needed to do this exam?
He was tested using the Zamboni protocol (seated and supine positions) at the Barrie clinic in Ontario....criteria met for CCSVI..3/5....perhaps they have a speedy way of doing it...
Cece wrote:Lanie, what are the challenges with measuring the deep cerebral veins? Did it take you a while to become consistent at those? Dr. Sclafani has just mentioned that the consensus between Dr. Zamboni and 47 experts at the ISNVD conference these last few days was that the Zamboni criteria will now be reduced to just four instead of five! They are dropping the deep cerebral veins portion. Will this change what you do at CCSVI Atlanta?
Cece wrote:Hooch wrote:The technician in Barrie told me that she had a way of checking that the azygous was open using the doppler ultrasound. I am a Dr Siskin patient and he couldn't find my azygous but Angela said I did have one and that I had bloodflow through it!
That is something!! They check the vertebral veins (I was told at AAC Brooklyn that I had beautiful verts, during the ultrasound) and if there is reflux in the verts, that indicates there may be reflux in the azygous. It's indirect but at least it's information. For Angela to be able to say that you had an azygous with bloodflow through it, she must have been seeing the verts flowing and they have to be flowing somewhere, which is the azygous...I hope I've got this right.
jackiejay wrote:although my son's doppler ultrasound was fairly quickly done...one of his qualifying criteria was "abnormal flow in the deep cerebral veins"...
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