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Aaron Scott Bailey
(713) 349-0248
5116 Bissonnet St
Bellaire, TX
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Radiology, Radiation Oncology

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Rajiv Prithviraj Thakur, MD
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1994

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Galin Lewis Morgan, MD
(713) 442-0000
4521 Merrie Ln
Bellaire, TX
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Radiology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1986

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Paul Brian Horwitz, MD
6565 West Loop South South
Bellaire, TX
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1996

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Thomas Malcolm Roosth, MD
(713) 526-5771
4901 Palmetto St
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1969

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Steven Joseph Di Leo, MD
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1993

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Ronelle Ann Du Brow, MD
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Radiology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1976

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Lester Paul Gerson, MD
6565 West Loop South South
Bellaire, TX
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Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1965

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Stephen Gil Parven, MD
(713) 627-9729
6611 S Rice Ave
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1982

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Srinivas P Rao, MD
(713) 666-8463
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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