I will have to wait and see what the prof says when he discusses with his colleagues. I don't like pain so a venogram is daunting for me but If I have to have it I would rather them do the balloon procedure at the same time if they find stenosis.
A venogram/MRV is a simple dye injection in your arm....no pain. A venogram uses radioactive dye and an x-ray machine, an MRV uses gadolinium and an MRI machine.
It is the balloon/stent procedure which uses a catheter, and goes into the vein thru the groin.
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
dual stents placed 5/09
CCSVI in MS