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Dr.Brandon Kang
(404) 305-3500
3620 Howell Ferry Road
Duluth, GA
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Val M Phillips, MD
(678) 442-2420
130 National Dr
Duluth, GA
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Radiology
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Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1978

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Louis T Greenberg, MD
9005 Etching Overlook
Duluth, GA
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Radiology
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Laurel Elise Zollars, MD
2000 W Cavendish Ct
Alpharetta, GA
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Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1980

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Leonard Perry LaConte
(800) 780-3500
145 Technology Pkwy
Norcross, GA
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Nicole Simpson, MD
3340 Moye Trl
Duluth, GA
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Radiology
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Dogan Kizilay, MD
(770) 813-0042
5805 State Bridge Rd Ste G216
Duluth, GA
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Radiology
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Medical School: Uludag Univ, Tip Fak, Bursa, Turkey (Istanbul U & Bursa U)
Graduation Year: 1954

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Mary Jo Eline, DO
(770) 736-2441
2536 Boddie Pl
Duluth, GA
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Radiology
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Female
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Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1985
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Hospital: Candler County Hosp, Metter, Ga; Hampton General Hospital, Varnville, Sc

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James Richard Stewart, MD
Alpharetta, GA
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1957

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W Ducote Haynes, MD
(501) 664-3914
7360 McGinnis Ferry Rd
Suwanee, GA
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Radiology, Radiation Oncology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1963

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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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