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Donald R Belville, MD
1965 E Parkhurst Ct
Eagle, ID
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Radiology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Avery Daniel Pratt Jr, MD
(208) 378-2031
Eagle, ID
Specialties
Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1962

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Jonathan W Kern, MD
(208) 367-6030
777 N Raymond St
Boise, ID
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1987

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Kenneth A Taylor, MD
(208) 378-2868
Boise, ID
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1999

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Shane Kelly Ball, MD
2956 W Marbeth Ct
Meridian, ID
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Radiology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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David James Giles, MD
(208) 463-5340
3066 S Whitepost Way
Eagle, ID
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Radiology, Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1970

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John Edward Gamboa, MD
(208) 672-1000
9357 W Emerald St
Boise, ID
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1984

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Christopher C Goulet, MD
6259 W Emerald St
Boise, ID
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Radiology, Radiation Oncology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 2001

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Dr.John Gamboa
(208) 672-1000
Foothills Christian Church, 9655 W State St
Garden City, ID
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Radiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Loreli Smith, MD
(208) 455-3900
2830 S Daybreak Ave
Meridian, ID
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Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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