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Antoinette Ann Cortese
(775) 328-1457
1600 Medical Pkwy
Carson City, NV
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Radiology

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Keith Morgan Shonnard, MD
(775) 888-0201
2874 N Carson St
Carson City, NV
Specialties
Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1987

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Gregg Wayne Mc Aninch, MD
(775) 885-4103
2874 N Carson St Ste 300
Carson City, NV
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1985

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Stephen James Loos, MD
(775) 782-8182
2874 N Carson St Ste 300
Carson City, NV
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1992

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Sheldon Michael Kop, MD
(775) 885-4103
2874 N Carson St
Carson City, NV
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1983

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Charles Fred Veverka, MD
(775) 882-3364
1001 Mountain St
Carson City, NV
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1957

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Stephen Loos
(775) 882-2043
2874 N Carson
Carson City, NV
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Radiology

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Sheldon M Kop
(775) 882-0430
2874 N Carson
Carson City, NV
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Radiology

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David N Landis, MD
(775) 885-0900
2874 N Carson St
Carson City, NV
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1979

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Helmuth Frank Vollger, MD
(775) 885-4103
2874 N Carson St Ste 300
Carson City, NV
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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