Donnchadh wrote:I am becoming more and more convinced that Dr. Sclafani is correct about the usefulness of IVUS.
There are two abstracts in support of this. (Dr. Sclafani's IVUS to be presented at SIR and the Italy abstract presented at CIRSE.)
But there is a learning curve to IVUS as well, and to its use in CCSVI, which is still being defined.
Interesting about the cost considerations. CCSVI treatment had its beginnings in hospitals but then was taken up by the clinics which have more freedom. One advantage though of hospitals is that they have the IVUS equipment already on hand. Research is more easily conducted in the hospitals.