Has anyone been to NYU for screening? according to what I am seeing they have one of the most powerful machines, a 7 Tesla MRI, and Dr. Grossman at NYU is doing research. Here is what I found in an article:
The ability to tune into these other signals is expanding the applications of MRI, and causing a lot of excitement in the field. The applications are part of the emerging field of "molecular imaging," and will enable researchers to distinguish minute amounts of metabolites in the brain, such as glutathione, taurine, and aspartate, as well as neurotransmitters used for neuronal communication, such as glutamate and gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA).
Researchers are interested in characterizing diseases as diverse as multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, depression, alcoholism, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and schizophrenia by their biochemical brain signatures. These signatures could provide early clues to chemical changes in the brain that are occurring due to disease, and potentially offer new treatment options that could modify these alterations. For example, Dr. Grossman's laboratory has identified the signature of a chemical called N-acetyl aspartate in the brains of people with multiple sclerosis. Early studies suggest that patients with an imbalance in this chemical may benefit most from aggressive therapy.
In addition, the field of molecular imaging allows researchers to look at more of the fine details of the brain itself. In Dr. Helpern's laboratory, for example, high-field MR is being used to identify plaques in the brain that are one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. It is hoped that the ability to identify these plaques with a technique that is "noninvasive" will lead to earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's than is now possible, and therefore to earlier and more effective treatments.
"There is so much more that we will be able to do with a 7-Tesla magnet," says Dr. Helpern. "We will be one of the few places in the world with this kind of capability."
Has anyone had any experience with them for screening or contacted them about the CCSVI protocol? I just called and sent them an email with Dr. Haacke's info and protocol.