marcstck wrote:He recommended that I ask my PCP to order me a venous CT scan, from the head to the diaphragm. He explained that getting proper results from MRV is more of an art than a science, and that CT scans are more mechanical in their application.
I also spoke with Dr Dake, and he did not know anyone in Sydney he could point me too.
My MRI clinic are happy to do the MRV, but requested clear instructions on exactly what/how/where to scan. I asked Dr Dake if there is any specific scan or documentation etc to guide them, and he said no. He also recommended I get a CT instead, from the top of my head, through the diaphragm.
He was specific in ensuring I made the radiologist aware it was a venous investigation, not arterial (ie not an angiography). He said they should "apply more delay" to ensure this case.
I also had sent an email to one of my neurologists informi9ng him I would be getting an MRV and asked if he was intereste4d in taking part. I got a response from him saying he would be interested in arranging and performing the MRV. But, I think I may go for the CT since it is more reproducible, and less operator dependent.