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Dennis Morgan Burton, MD
(304) 522-1550
1 Amalia Dr
Buckhannon, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1981

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James Tucker Smith, MD
(304) 344-3457
RR 2 Box 197
Buckhannon, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Charleston Area Med Ctr -Memo, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Associated Radiologists Inc

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Mahesh M Koppikar
(304) 235-2500
859 Alderson St
Williamson, WV
Specialty
Radiology

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Mark Sharbel Younis, MD
(304) 344-3457
400 Court St Ste 303
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1989

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Raymond Anthony Harron, MD
(304) 622-3900
901 W Main St Ste 101
Bridgeport, WV
Specialties
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1957

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Norina Escribano De Rose, MD
(304) 473-2053
10 Amalia Dr Ste B1
Buckhannon, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Chile, Esc De Pregrado, Fac De Med, Santiago, Chile
Graduation Year: 1964

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Wilson Sy Tan, MD
230 Hospital Plz
Weston, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1989

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Milton R Barrett
(304) 536-4870
320 W Main St
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Specialty
Radiology

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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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Terry C Shank
(304) 422-6573
800 Garfield Ave
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Radiology

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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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