Hope for MS Patients from all over the world,
right here in the Valley.

Arizona Doppler Specialists have pioneered CCSVI diagnosis with Doppler ultrasound.
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About

Eric Feigenbutz is one of three technologists in North America certified in the Zamboni Diagnostic Protocol
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Advanced Imaging Technology

AZ Doppler has pioneered CCSVI diagnosis with Doppler ultrasound.

Meet the Team

The team at Arizona Doppler: You're in good hands.
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SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS: A Challenging Task

We know you want answers fast.

$540.00 - for new patients
$399.00 - for follow-up screenings*

*special price for patients previously screened by AZ Doppler.

We can schedule you to be seen within a few days.

We are the leading diagnostic ultrasound facility in the Southwest.

Our technologists were trained at BNAC, one of only two training facilities in the world.

Our work has been profiled on:

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Our Services

  • We provide Doppler ultrasound screenings for CCSVI using the Zamboni Doppler Protocol.
  • We also provide follow up CCSVI Doppler ultrasound screenings post Liberation procedure.
  • We can assist you with travel arrangements including hotel recommendations and ground transportation, if needed.
  • We are mobile and can work with you to develop group screenings and travel to your state.
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Who we are

Arizona Doppler Specialists is located in beautiful Arizona with screening locations in both Phoenix and Tucson. Many patients travel to us from around the world. When you come to us, you become a part of our extended family.  You can feel safe and informed throughout the entire process.

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What is CCSVI?

Here Arizona Doppler Specialists demonstrates a CCSVI Doppler ultrasound screening that shows an abnormal vein with obstructions that clearly indicate narrowing and reverse blood flow. The blue represents blood leaving the brain and the red represents blood that is being backed up and forced back into the brain. This toxic deoxygenated blood contains heavy metals like iron and other harmful components. Narrow veins that reduce blood flow and return “bad” blood back to the brain are thought to cause some symptoms of multiple sclerosis in a condition called Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI). The theory was first posited by Italian doctor and vascular surgeon Paolo Zamboni, MD, who found in a preliminary study that over 90% of the participants afflicted with multiple sclerosis had several problems in the veins draining blood from the brain, like stenosis or defective valves. He noticed a high level of accumulation of iron deposits in the brain due to the restricted blood flow. According to Dr. Zamboni some symptoms of multiple sclerosis, seen in his own wife as well as 73% of his patients, were abated after an endovascular procedure to open these veins. The theory is controversial, but the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada accepted Zamboni’s treatment as promising. A University of Buffalo research team is also developing a program to test Zamboni’s theory and several other international studies are currently underway.

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Follow Up Care is Critical

Arizona Doppler provides follow up CCSVI Doppler ultrasound screenings for patients after angioplasty.  If symptoms reoccur, follow up scanning is also available through us, regardless of where your procedure was performed.

Remember, it is critical that you choose a diagnostic facility with technologists that have been trained in the Zamboni Protocol.  Inaccurate results are common if the facility providing the Doppler ultrasound has not been appropriately trained to follow the Zamboni Protocol.  A good exam should take between 1 and 2 hours. It is not uncommon for symptoms to reoccur and we can provide follow up screenings to verify if your condition has returned.

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