Magnetic Resonance Imaging Fremont NE

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Duane Walter Krause, MD
(402) 727-9108
450 E 23rd St
Fremont, NE
Specialties
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Fremont Area Med Ctr, Fremont, Ne
Group Practice: General Radiology

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Mark Christian Johannsen, MD
(402) 721-4866
450 E 23rd St
Fremont, NE
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Fremont Area Med Ctr, Fremont, Ne
Group Practice: General Radiology

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Janet S Pieck
(402) 727-3586
450 E 23rd St
Fremont, NE
Specialty
Radiology, Radiation Oncology

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Michael Dean Soe
(402) 721-3070
450 East 23rd St
Fremont, NE
Specialty
Radiology

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Kenneth Hamilton Elson Jr, MD
(402) 354-4344
111 E Douglas St
Elkhorn, NE
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1975

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Carter Noal Cook, MD
450 E 23rd St
Fremont, NE
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1992

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Carter Noal Cook
(402) 721-3070
450 E 23rd St
Fremont, NE
Specialty
Radiology

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Mark Christian Johannsen
(402) 721-3070
450 E 23rd St
Fremont, NE
Specialty
Radiology

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Michael Dean Soe, MD
(402) 727-3731
450 E 23rd St
Fremont, NE
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1990

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Merlyn Dean Gibson, MD
(402) 354-4344
Elkhorn, NE
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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