Magnetic Resonance Imaging Glens Falls NY

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William H Reynolds
(518) 793-6571
11 Murray St
Glens Falls, NY
Specialty
Radiology

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Daniel B Burke, MD
(518) 793-1000
11 Murray St
Glens Falls, NY
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1984

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Daniel B Burke
(518) 793-6571
11 Murray St
Glens Falls, NY
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Radiology

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Thomas Alfred Quaresima, MD
(518) 793-8584
11 Murray St
Glens Falls, NY
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, Ny
Group Practice: Adirondack Radiology Assoc Pc; Adirondack Radiology Open Mri Of Glen Falls; Adirondack Radiology Saratoga Imaging Center

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Richard Neil Dimick, MD
(518) 793-8584
11 Murray St
Glens Falls, NY
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1987

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Brian T Rice, MD
(518) 793-8584
100 Park St
Glens Falls, NY
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, Ny
Group Practice: Adirondack Radiology Assoc Pc; Adirondack Radiology Open Mri Of Glen Falls; Adirondack Radiology Saratoga Imaging Center

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Marc A Meacham
(518) 793-6571
11 Murray St
Glens Falls, NY
Specialty
Radiology, Interventional Radiology

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Marc Andrew Meacham, MD
(518) 793-8584
11 Murray St
Glens Falls, NY
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1982

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Kenneth David Hopper, MD
(602) 470-5000
155 Bay St
Glens Falls, NY
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1979

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William H Reynolds, MD
(518) 793-8584
100 Park St
Glens Falls, NY
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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