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Harold Winston Allen, MD
20098 Ashbrook Pl
Ashburn, VA
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Radiology
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Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1977

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Ahalya Premkumar
(703) 641-9133
21351 Ridgetop Circle
Sterling, VA
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Radiology

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Philip Shu-Hoi Man, MD
(301) 856-3670
4 Pidgeon Hill Dr
Sterling, VA
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1979

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Larry Scott Kessler, MD
(703) 385-5203
10872 Hunter Gate Way
Reston, VA
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Radiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1991
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Hospital: Reston Hospital Center, Reston, Va
Group Practice: Fair Oaks Imaging

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Thomas Gregory Walker, MD
(978) 256-3553
1850 Town Center Pkwy
Reston, VA
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1980

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Frank Berkowitz, MD
(703) 478-0922
20905 Professional Plz
Ashburn, VA
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1983

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Luke Lusi Yao, MD
Sterling, VA
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 2001

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Paul L Weiner, MD
(301) 855-9791
4 Pidgeon Hill Dr
Sterling, VA
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1971

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Sam Siu Lun Cheng, MD
(703) 385-5203
Reston, VA
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Radiology
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Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1993

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Christopher Kevin Grady, MD
(703) 385-5203
1850 Town Center Pkwy
Reston, VA
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Radiology
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Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1993

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MRI Is Not a Fortune Teller

Magnetic resonance imaging--more commonly known as MRI--provides doctors with computerized pictures of tissues inside the body. This machine creates images that look like slices of the area your doctor is interested in. If a person has neck pain, for example, doctors can use MRI to determine exactly where the problem is and where to operate. But can the MRI give an accurate picture of whether the surgery will be a success?

Seventy-three patients requiring surgery for spinal stenosis were studied. Spinal stenosis develops when the tube surrounding the spinal cord narrows. The resulting pressure on the spinal cord causes "myelopathy," a condition that can cause problems with the bowels and bladder, change the way a person walks, and affect a person's ability to use his or her fingers and hands.

Fifty of the patients were men; 23 were women. Their ages ranged from 43 to 81 years old. The average age was 64.

The authors studied MRI scans taken of each patient before surgery. The authors wanted to compare whether certain qualities of the MRI were common in patients who didn't do well after surgery. If patients with a particular finding on the MRI didn't get good results from surgery, doctors might know not to suggest surgery for these kinds of patients.

The results showed that, for the most part, MRIs don't predict how well a patient will do after surgery. The findings of one type of MRI pattern suggested there was greater damage to the spinal cord tissues. Patients with this MRI pattern tended to do poorly after surgery. But since only four of these patients were in the study, the results weren't conclusive.

A combination of the patients' ages, certain MRI patterns, and duration of symptoms seemed to be good predictors of how well the participants would do after surgery. Younger patients whose MRI scans didn't suggest a lot of damage and whose symptoms hadn't lasted as long were more likely to get good results from surgery.

MRIs can give lots o...

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