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Robert Michael Konstan, MD
2351 E 22nd St
Cleveland, OH
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1987

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Craig Randall Irish, MD
(216) 444-2200
21010 Aberdeen Rd
Rocky River, OH
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1976

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May Jewel G Urso, MD
(440) 333-6318
Rocky River, OH
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Radiology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1962

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Abbe Dov Mendlowitz
(440) 605-1561
1413 Golden Gate Blvd
Mayfield Hts, OH
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Radiology

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Brad William Cushnyr, MD
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 2001

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Fachtna Carey, MD
(216) 476-7199
2351 E 22nd St
Cleveland, OH
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Of Cork, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Cork
Graduation Year: 1974

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Hans A Lindt, MD
20772 Beach Cliff Blvd
Rocky River, OH
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Med Akad In Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Nordrhein Westfalen
Graduation Year: 1955

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Jeffrey James Fierra, MD
(440) 546-0970
202 W 35th St Suite 601
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1969

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Chad Reev Cohen, MD
6803 Mayfield Rd
Cleveland, OH
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Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1976

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Steven J Deutch
(440) 312-4264
6780 Mayfield Rd
Mayfield Hts, OH
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Radiology, Interventional 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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