CCSVI is generally diagnosed using Doppler Ultrasound of the neck veins to detect blood flow abnormalities. An ultrasound to detect CCSVI requires specialist training, and currently only a few Australian sonographers have been able to master it:
• Ms Jayne Chambers, Specialist Vein Care,VIC
• Mr Warren Lewis, Vascular One, NSW
An ultrasound of the neck veins is subsidised by Medicare with a GP or specialist referral.
• balloon angioplasty – to correct vascular obstructions
Balloon angioplasty can be performed by an Interventional Radiologist (IR). The following Australian Interventional Radiologist is experienced treating CCSVI:
• Dr Manfred Spanger, The Valley Private Hospital, VIC, firstname.lastname@example.org (email Dr Spanger with your name, phone number, date of birth, medical history and symptoms)