This is an article on a woman who has been fund-raising since September in order to afford this treatment. She has raised $10,000 but needs $3000 or $4000 more for the total expenses. But then the article states this:
The procedure itself is a day-surgery, which requires a $2,500 magnetic resonance venography test prior to the treatment, to measure the blood flow.
Really? This woman is exhausting herself holding fundraisers for months. The research coming in has not been supportive of MRV's diagnostic accuracy. If she did not have to pay for the MRV, she would be within $500 to $1500 of her goal. Instead she still has $3000 or $4000 to go. It's wrong.