Mighty strong accusations DP .
Can you prove this ?
I seriously doubt FCSC would hire anyone that didn't meet their standards.
The medical world is small . Everyone knows everyone.
I am sorry if you think it was an accusation, I suggest anyone who wants to know the facts, talk to one of the radiologists at St. Paul's Hospital where he used to work or one of the radiology residents at the University of British Columbia.
No doubt as a radiologist, he knows general ultrasound, CT and MRI but CCSVI is very new and he should not attempt it until he has taken proper training which will be available very soon. Otherwise, it will cause too many errors (false negative or positive). Patients may end up going through unnecessary angioplasty with some potential side effects. He has admitted to some of his "recall patients" that he did not know exactly what he was doing, perhaps that's one of the reasons he invited Dr. Simka to show him how to do the exam which should have been the first step before attempting to do them. Or, at least if he was trying to learn how to do them, he should not have charged the patients in the first place. All I am trying to say is that please do not rush into a clinic where it does not have an established standard protocol in place to perform ultrasound for CCSVI. One of the components of CCSVI exam is performing Trans Cranial Doppler for assessing the direction of blood flow in the deep veins inside the skull. Trans-Cranial Doppler requires a special ultrasound camera (transducer) that false creek does not have. In addition, it requires special training to locate the deep veins inside the skull. I ask those patients who have been at false creek for CCSVI to comment if he had performed ultrasound on the skull in addition to the neck?
I apologize if my warning has annoyed some of the members but I can not sit back and watch a greedy doctor to take advantage of desperate patients who are seeking some honest answers to their medical dilemma.