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Bharat Govindbhai Patel, MD
(304) 293-5411
PO Box 941
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Municipal Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1976

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Henry Lee Setliff, MD
(304) 253-0911
303 12 Prince Street
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1983

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Shawn Dewayne Reesman, MD
(304) 256-4137
275 Dry Hill Rd
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1996

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Mohamed A Umer
(304) 255-2121
200 Veterans Ave
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Radiology

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Mercedes Epifania Ramas, MD
1710 Harper Rd
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1996

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Halberto Gomez Cruz, MD
(304) 457-2800
110 Springwood Ln
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1969

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Charles R Daniel
(540) 345-3556
1710 Harper Road
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Radiology

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Alan Mathew Lintala, MD
(304) 256-4137
275 Dry Hill Rd
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1991

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Charles R Daniel Jr, MD
(304) 253-0911
1710 Harper Rd
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1982

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Velayudhan Sahadevan, MD
(304) 252-9510
155 Dry Hill Rd
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Wien, Med Fak, Wien, Austria (407-26 3/1938 To 6/1945)
Graduation Year: 1963

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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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