Dr. Dake had MRV’s done...a magnetic viewing of the veins, without any invasion or needles- instead of venography
Dake will be performing endovascular surgery on Jeff in the next month- it will be an outpatient procedure. He called it a no-brainer and can’t wait to see how Jeff feels after-
mrhodes40 wrote:Totally awesome development there. Is he feeling there is no azygos involvement then? nothing further down at all?
There is no way that "white matter" anything can cause this, but a stenosis like this can cause lesions behind it (he brain is behind it), just like it does in the legs.
The clinical applications of MRV include diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis, for which MRV is the “new gold standard,” evaluation of chest and upper extremity veins for venous access, differentiating bland from tumor thrombus, diagnosis of superior vena caval syndrome, identification of superior vena caval invasion or encasement by lung or mediastinal tumors, diagnosis of the Budd-Chiari syndrome, diagnosis of caval anomalies such as persistent left superior vena cava and interrupted inferior vena cava, and identification of the presence and cause of obstruction or occlusion of the brachiocephalic, subclavian, and jugular veins.
Two MR techniques used for venous imaging include two-dimensional (2D) time-of-flight (TOF) MR angiography and three-dimensional (3D) gadolinium enhanced gradient-recalled (GRE) imaging. TOF is a widely used, noninvasive technique used for the evaluation of the venous system. However, due to saturation and flow effects, which may result in non-diagnostic studies, three-dimensional (3D) gadolinium enhanced gradient-recalled (GRE) imaging may be used for problem solving. Alternatively, may centers, including our institution, now forgo TOF and go directly to a 3D contrast-enhanced approach.
He will look at other MS patients who are interested in being tested for his research.
Thanks again to dignan for turning us on to this research.
STANFORD OFFICESWow, look at this man's list of published works on this link!
Cheer hit the jackpot!!! Yeah Cheer! I am so happy for all of us.
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