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Cynthia Kaye Hart, MD
270-789-5832 x2215
1700 Old Lebanon Rd
Campbellsville, KY
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1990
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Hospital: Taylor County Hosp, Campbellsvlle, Ky

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B R Yalamanchili
(270) 692-5158
320 Loretto Rd
Lebanon, KY
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Radiology

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Leonard Edward Nagorski, MD
(502) 624-0451
851 Ireland Ave
Fort Knox, KY
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1978

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Craig Lyle Silverman, MD
(502) 561-2700
529 S Jackson St
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1978

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Wilbur A Heinz, MD
2369 The Woods Ln
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Radiology
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Cheryl L Baker
(270) 692-5267
320 Loretto Rd
Lebanon, KY
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Radiology

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Curtis Eugene Manning, MD
215 Twin Eagles Ln
Lebanon, KY
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1980

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Philip Nicholas Zambos, MD
(606) 833-3676
PO Box 865
Flatwoods, KY
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1984

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John Frederick Klink
(502) 587-4231
200 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY
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Radiology, Interventional Radiology

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Theresa Corrigan
(502) 587-4231
200 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY
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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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