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Lori Ann Sheporaitis, MD
28 Skyline Dr
Essex Junction, VT
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert Michael Smith, MD
(913) 588-6805
620 Hinesburg Rd
South Burlington, VT
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Kings Daughters Med Ctr, Ashland, Ky

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Susan Caroline Harvey, MD
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1990

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Jonathan Kramer, MD
(413) 499-7767
1 S Prospect St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1982

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Gary Floyd Alsofrom, MD
(802) 847-3593
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt
Group Practice: Fletcher Allen Health Care

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Robert Michael Naylor, MD
(802) 862-1812
PO Box 1063
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1967

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John William Remo, MD
(765) 448-8000
6 San Remo Dr
South Burlington, VT
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1967

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Peter Demott Swift
(802) 847-3506
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialty
Radiology

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Janusz K Kikut
(802) 847-3592
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
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Nuclear Medicine

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Janice M Gallant
(802) 847-3592
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
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Pediatric 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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