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Scans scuttled

We have talked on the program before about that experimental treatment for Multiple Sclerosis that is giving many Montreal patients hope.

It has to do with unblocking neck veins, which seems to relieve symptoms for many patients.

Some Montrealers have even travelled to Europe to have the treatment.

But lead-up and follow-up to the treatment require special diagnostic scans.

Those scans are available at a private clinic in Montreal at a cost of $450.

But Quebec's college of physicians has ordered the clinic to STOP giving scans to these patients.

Susan Gaskin had the scan in Montreal before the College stepped in.

She travelled to Poland for experimental surgery.

Now she needs regular follow-up Doppler scans, and she can't get them.

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