Never said I was leaving...just commenting on the lovely weather we've been having in LA, and wishing all happy summers and great weekends.
To get back on topic and give more info on this center.
Here is the head of the Frankfurt CCSVI center---he is a well-known and esteemed interventional radiologist
Dr. Michael K. Stehling is Adjunct Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich and Associate Professor of Radiology at Boston University in Massachusetts, USA.
After completing his studies in Human Sciences and Medical Physics at the University of Manchester, England and the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany Dr. Stehling served as Research Assistant to Sir Peter Mansfield, Prof of Physics and Nobel Prize winner in Medicine in 2003 (for discoveries concerning magnetic resonance imaging) and thereafter completed doctorate work in echo-planar imaging.
He completed his radiology training at the University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland and was later Resident and Clinical Fellow in Radiology at the Beth Israel Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA.
Here is one of his publications from pub med....it might further explain his understanding of CCSVI and its affects on the central nervous system.
Echo-planar MR imaging of human brain oxygenation changes
Michael K. Stehling MD, PhD1,
Echo-planar magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was used to observe signal intensity changes in the human brain during hypoxia. Increasing arterial blood levels of deoxyhemoglobin (0%–42%) during prolonged apnea were monitored with a pulse oximeter and correlated with gray matter and white matter signal attenuation of 13% and 20%, respectively. The results suggest the possibility of using deoxyhemoglobin boluses as a physiologic, intravascular susceptibility contrast agent for assessment of local cerebral oxygen utilization.
I didn't post this original link to create further debate, I did so to let readers of this forum know about another center which is publishing its research later this year.
calm down, guys...really.
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