Sharon wrote:He really did think I would have something in the asygous (even though a blockage did not show in the MRI/MRV) --that is why he went in twice to the asygous during the procedure. Sounds like something similar with Holly.
Anyone else find is somewhat disconcerting that even with our best docs and best scans, some of these blockages might not be detected ... any idea why this is?
What position is the body in during the scan - could it be related to how the body naturally collapses the veins that are not in use in certain positions perhaps?
Holly was only allowed a jugular scan by her insurance, she never had an azygos scan...Dr. Dake found her azygos blockage once he was in her body with the catheter. Her MRV scan was correct for her jugulars- she had blockage there, too.
Sharon did not show any azygos blockage, and she had none once Dr. Dake was inside. Her MRV scan was correct, too. She only had jugular blockage.
The scans have been correct for the first 4 patients...
Dr. Dake is extremely scrupulous is looking for blockages once inside the body, since he wants to make sure none are missed. No technology is 100% accurate, but so far, the MRVs have all been correct.