Magnetic Resonance Imaging Bethany OK

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Mark Clayton Vaccaro, MD
(262) 334-3451
6304 Bryant Ct
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Pauls Valley General Hospital, Pauls Valley, Ok; Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Radiology Consultants Inc Mercy Health System; Radiology Consultants Inc Southwest Hospital

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Phillip Hans Stratemeier, MD
(405) 236-4564
2224 NW 50th St Ste 276W
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Radiology Group Inc

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Kenneth R Stokes
(405) 945-4740
3330 Nw 56th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Interventional Radiology

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Vikas Vij
(405) 945-4710
3330 Nw 56th
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Neuroradiology

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Bryan R Grieme
(405) 945-4710
3330 Nw 56th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Radiology, Interventional Radiology

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Gregory Justin Joseph, MD
(843) 792-1414
6102 NW 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1984

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Stephanie E Kuehling
(405) 945-4710
3330 Nw 56th
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Radiology

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Carl Robert Bogardus Jr, MD
(405) 733-2230
3555 NW 58th St Ste 800
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: Midwest City Regional Hospital, Midwest City, Ok; University Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok

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James A Davenport
(405) 858-2350
2224 Nw 50th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Radiology

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Dr.Francis Cassidy
(405) 945-4740
3433 NW 56th St # C10
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
M
Speciality
Radiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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