Magnetic Resonance Imaging East Wenatchee WA

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Gary K Lammert
(509) 664-3472
1201 S Miller St
Wenatchee, WA
Specialty
Interventional Radiology

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Fred P Bockenstedt, MD
(509) 663-8711
820 N Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1967

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Patrick J Wendt
(509) 663-8711
820 N Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA
Specialty
Radiology

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Linda Louise Strand, MD
933 Red Apple Rd
Wenatchee, WA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1981

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John Thomas Register, MD
(509) 663-8711
820 N Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1995

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Ian Robert Cunningham, MD
(509) 663-8711
820 N Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1982

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Tammam Naim Nehme, MD
(509) 663-3877
411 N Mission St # D
Wenatchee, WA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1997

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Edward James Doyle, MD
(509) 663-8711
820 N Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1964

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David LeVitsky
(509) 663-8711
820 N Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA
Specialty
Radiology

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David Lee Weber, MD
(509) 663-8711
1300 5th St
Wenatchee, WA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Central Washington Hosp, Wenatchee, Wa
Group Practice: Wenatchee Valley Clinic

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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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