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Sara Banerjee, MD
(480) 633-7070
2242 E Hulet Dr
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Avelina P Laxa, MD
(520) 797-9704
1035 E Golden Ct
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1957

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Robert Gin, MD
(520) 791-7996
890 W Oakland St
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1993

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Edward Frank Urbanik, MD
(480) 899-4661
1351 N Alma School Rd Ste 115
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Roma-La Sapienza, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Roma, Italy
Graduation Year: 1978

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Martin H Lehman
(602) 371-0936
475 S Dobson Rd
Chandler, AZ
Specialty
Radiology, Pediatric Radiology

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David Jay McCulloch, MD
(850) 878-0191
820 W Warner Rd
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1942

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James W Lecky, MD, FACR
24407 S Agate Dr
Sun Lakes, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Scott Rigby Partridge, MD
(480) 821-3600
485 S Dobson Rd Ste 200
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Diagnostic Radiology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, German, Spanish, Korean
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Chandler Reg Hosp, Chandler, Az
Group Practice: Goodman & Partridge Ob/Gyn

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Jay Boyer
(480) 821-3179
475 S Dobson Rd
Chandler, AZ
Specialty
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine

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Robert Baldwin
(480) 821-3179
475 S Dobson Rd
Chandler, AZ
Specialty
Radiology, Pediatric 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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