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Frederick R Zivnuska, MD
(618) 463-5624
3555 Sunset Office Dr
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Hospital Of Kirkwood, Kirkwood, Mo; Forest Park Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Central Radiology Group Ltd

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Paul A Oberle
(314) 525-4492
10010 Kennerly Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Radiology

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Jonas Singer, MD
(317) 962-8876
13303 Tesson Ferry Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Hosp Of Indiana, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: Northwest Radiology Network; Radiologic Specialists Of Indiana

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Jad M Gennaoui
(314) 525-4492
10010 Kennerly Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Radiology

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D J Marc Cardinal, MD
(208) 785-4100
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1981

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Thomas Schroyer
(314) 984-8827
9930 Watson Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Radiology

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Edward O'Brien
(314) 984-8827
9930 Watson Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Radiology

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Theodore Martin Vollmar, MD
(314) 768-3061
9914 Kennerly Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1984

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Thomas M Schroyer, MD
9930 Watson Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1999

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Jad Michel Gennaoui, MD
(314) 525-1155
10010 Kennerly Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Joseph'S Univ, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthonys Med Ctr, Saint Louis, Mo; Sacred Heart -St Marys Hospit, Rhinelander, Wi
Group Practice: South County Radiologists Inc

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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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