Magnetic Resonance Imaging Greenwood MS

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Michael Kim Ko
(662) 459-7000
1401 River Rd
Greenwood, MS
Specialty
Radiology

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Joseph Dickinson Bennett, MD
(870) 741-1166
204 8th St
Greenwood, MS
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1954

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Patricia Weathersby, MD
319 Grand Blvd
Greenwood, MS
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1977

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Robert Conrad Becker, MD
(662) 690-7378
620 Crossover Rd
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Gilmore Memorial Hospital, Amory, Ms
Group Practice: Radiology Of North Mississippi

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Barbara Nell Massony, MD
(662) 864-4392
4500 13th St
Gulfport, MS
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Garden Park Community Hospital, Gulfport, Ms; Memorial Hospital At Gulfport, Gulfport, Ms
Group Practice: S M B Radiology

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Ralph Arnold Smith Jr, MD
(662) 459-7133
PO Box 549
Greenwood, MS
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1966

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Sunder H Jagwani
(662) 459-2613
1401 River Rd
Greenwood, MS
Specialty
Radiology

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Ralph Arnold Smith
(662) 459-7133
1401 River Rd
Greenwood, MS
Specialty
Radiology, Radiation Oncology

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Bill Routh
(601) 936-2194
969 Lakeland Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Radiology

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Ronald S Young
(601) 450-0521
5000 W 4th St
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialty
Interventional 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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