Magnetic Resonance Imaging Buckhannon WV

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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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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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Edward D Aycoth, MD
(304) 487-1076
200 New Hope Rd
Princeton, WV
Specialties
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Bluefield Reg Med Ctr, Bluefield, Wv
Group Practice: Professional Imaging Inc

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Herbert Lee Pope, MD
(304) 536-4870
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1959

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David Abramowitz
(304) 766-7141
416 Division St
South Charleston, WV
Specialty
Radiology

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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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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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Walter P Thrush, MD
(304) 366-2600
1000 Locust Ave
Fairmont, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1986

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Linda Gail Carr
(304) 429-6755
1540 Spring Valley Dr
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Radiology

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Jeffrey Steven Moncman, MD
(304) 422-6655
1107 Garfield Ave
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Camden-Clark Mem Hosp, Parkersburg, Wv
Group Practice: Parkersburg Radiology Services Inc

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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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