Dr. Tucker, a rocket scientist, says CCSVI is 2nd year physics. "It's not rocket science."
1eye wrote:There was a technical presentation that was about MRI etc, that was not by Dr. Haacke, but by a member of his team. Some of his news that said he has reached the publication point because of finally having an adequate number of normal subjects to be able to do numerically, statistically valid comparisons with normals. He refuted the McMaster study by showing how their results were valid but their analysis was incomplete, and didn't group subjects into stenotic and non-stenotic, either diseased or healthy.
brocktoon wrote:This presentation was just uploaded in English and French to our websites: http://www.mrimaging.com, http://www.mrinnovations.com, and http://www.ms-mri.com. The slides also discuss the flaws in analysis in the recent McMaster study. And yes, we did have similar findings with the flow rate data using MRI, but there are several levels of analysis which Dr. Rodger did not do which can show clear differences between the MS and healthy control group (more details in the slides). The takeaway is that in over 650 MS cases we have reviewed, we have seen consistent results using MRI for flow analysis and anatomical analysis of the venous anatomy.
Our Evidence of Flow Abnormalities
There are five levels of analysis:
1. Evaluate ST vs. NST patients
2. Compare individual IJV flows at C2 & C6
3. Evaluate total IJV flow at both C2 & C6
4. Evaluate normalized IJV flow at both C2 & C6
5. Establish a quantitative threshold that separates HCs from stenotic MS patients
In the material presented so far, we have presented the flow information for every patient in a 2D quantitative plot.
If one were to evaluate only point number two by merging all the patient information into a simple histogram it is unlikely that we would find any difference between MS and HC.
cheerleader wrote:Cece--I think you'd enjoy the conference. This was my first NCS event, and I learned a lot. It was a ton of info, but very compelling; And meeting our online friends in person was really gratifying-- I'd love to meet you someday! A couple of the docs mentioned you and your TIMS posts to me...and wondered who this bright, articulate woman was. You could "unmask" yourself!
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