Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clarksburg WV

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Susan M Sypolt Midcap, MD
(304) 366-2600
Rt 19 S
Clarksburg, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1987

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David Charles Fore
(304) 623-7674
1 Med Center Dr
Clarksburg, WV
Specialty
Radiology

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Andrew Wirt Goodwin II, MD
(304) 366-2600
Rt 19 S
Clarksburg, WV
Specialties
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Davis Mem Hosp, Elkins, Wv; Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hos, Weston, Wv
Group Practice: Radiological Physician Associates

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John Munro Wentz, MD
(304) 624-2339
PO Box 2308
Clarksburg, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1970

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Raymond Anthony Harron, MD
(304) 622-3900
901 W Main St Ste 101
Bridgeport, WV
Specialties
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1957

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Michael Allen Gooden
(304) 623-5711
200 Rt 98 West
Nutter Fort, WV
Specialty
Interventional Radiology

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Edgardo F Sarino, MD
(304) 623-3461
Clarksburg, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1964

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John A Adeniyi
(304) 623-5711
200 Rt 98 West
Nutter Fort, WV
Specialty
Interventional Radiology

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Timothy Allen Conner, MD
(304) 624-2339
PO Box 2308
Clarksburg, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1988

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Thomas Caping Koay, MD
700 Village Dr
Fairmont, WV
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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