Alaska Brain Center, LLS
4551 E. Bogard Road
Wasilla, AK 99654
Patient: COX, Linda
Exam: MRV BRAIN Wo
Date of Service: Aug 4, 2011
Referring Physician: SPONSLOR
TECHNIQUE: Magnetic resonance venograph of the intracranial circulation was performed with 2-D coronal time-of-flight images with images retrospectively targeted and reformatted according to standard protocol. Source images were reviewed.
There is normal anatomy.
The superior sagittal sinus is patent along it’s entire length. The right transverse sinus is dominant, continuing through the sigmoid sinus and jugular vein.
The inferior sagittal sinus is not identified, likely anatomic variation. The internal cerebral veins, veins of Galen and straight sinus are seen and are patent. The cortical veins identified appear patent.
I have to wait until my follow-up appointment next Tuesday for the formal results. From this letter mailed to me I assume I’m interpreting correctly when I say I have no need for the CCSVI (Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency) treatment.
Even with insurance, this test cost $500 out of our pocket. Expensive but now I can check it off my list of possible cures.