prof8 wrote:(well actually he only gave one example from a person who flew in from Australia) and he said it turned out to be a complete disaster. So he recommended just doing it with him.
cheerleader wrote:No one flew in from Australia...Cure had his MRV sent (Dr. D showed it to us along with others when we were there last) and it was polluted with arteries and unreadable. Dr. D felt really bad about it- he wanted to help Cure.
OK, My ears are burning. I think the BIG failure of my scan was that the neurologist only scheduled me in to have my head done only (ie nothing below my neck). Another "failure", which I think contributed to the "noise", is that because it was done as part of the "research", they could not use the shiny Govt bought 3T MRI, so I was MRV'd on an (old? & rickety?) 1.5T machine, that was paid for by research funding.
The actual scans from what I could gather, are programmed (ie a programme is selected) into the machine, so I would GUESS the "operator" does not have much effect during the actual scans. However, reading the scans that come out (if the correct programme is selected) is where I THINK the "art" really comes in.
On my scans (which were only of the head and a little neck) Dr D noted (and I could also easily see it, now that he mentioned it, I now assume it isn't "normal") there was an asymmetry to my jugulars. If a radiologist simply uses the "printed" images on one of those light-board-thingy's, they will easily miss what Dr Dake is seeing. You really need to use the 3D rotating output you get from a scan. I think anyway.
I personally will be expecting to have any abnormality fully explained to me, so that I can explain it to other Dr's (ie second opinion)
cheerleader wrote:it was polluted with arteries and unreadable
I am not sure what Dr D showed you (I feel so violated
) but the disk I sent him had MANY scans on it of various types, When I first looked, I only saw the ones with the arteries, but then later found some that were much clearer of the vascular system.