Magnetic Resonance Imaging Bullhead City AZ

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Charles Eugene Bruso, MD
(928) 763-3600
PO Box 22726
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1982

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Robert Gerard Connolly, MD
(858) 793-1211
2174 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1987

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James Robert Lash, DO
(928) 763-0254
PO Box 703
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1970

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Warren Lance Mays, MD
(928) 753-7776
2735 Silver Creek Rd
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1995

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James Robert LaSh
(928) 763-2273
2735 Silver Creek Rd
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialty
Radiology

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Allan F Avbel
(928) 763-2273
2735 Silver Creek Road
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialty
Radiology

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Jong Ok Park, MD
2755 Silver Creek Rd
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Korea Univ Coll Of Med, Chong-No-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1959

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Thomas Anthony Catania, MD
2000 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Mead Hospital, N Las Vegas, Nv
Group Practice: American Medical Imaging

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Jeffrey William LaSh
(928) 763-2273
2735 Silver Creek Road
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialty
Radiology

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Salma Henry Mikhail, MD
(760) 326-3800
1050 E Broadway St
Needles, CA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alexandria, Fac Of Med, Alexandria, Egypt (330-03 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1965

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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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