Magnetic Resonance Imaging Bluffton SC

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Pete Gabriel, MD
(412) 437-8050
Bluffton, SC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1966

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Arthur Edgar Levy, MD
(843) 342-3264
49 Pennington Dr Ste A
Bluffton, SC
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1946
Hospital
Hospital: Beaufort Mem Hosp, Beaufort, Sc; Bluefield Reg Med Ctr, Bluefield, Wv
Group Practice: Trover Foundation Inc Dba Trover Clinic

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Wesley Rex Holland
(843) 681-6122
25 Hospital Center Blvd
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialty
Radiology

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Robert Charles Hewes
(843) 681-6122
25 Hospital Center Blvd
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialty
Radiology, Interventional Radiology

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Thomas Joseph Berrigan, MD
54 Plantation Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1959

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Thomas E Knight
(843) 815-9700
18 Clarks Summit Drive
Bluffton, SC
Specialty
Radiology

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Timothy Joseph Berrigan, MD
(520) 626-7368
49 Pennington Dr
Bluffton, SC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1997

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Robert Charles Hewes, MD
(843) 689-8275
3 Mathews Ct
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialties
Radiology, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1976

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Roger Eugene Jinkins, MD
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1963

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Keith Robertson Peters, MD
(352) 395-0291
18 Newhall Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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