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Nicholas Albert Chetta, MD
(504) 367-1524
1104 Stumpf Blvd
Gretna, LA
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1948

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Jeremy Binh Nguyen, MD
3251 Wall Blvd Apt 406
Gretna, LA
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Radiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1999

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Jimmy Lee Mains, MD
(504) 349-1461
1414 2nd St
New Orleans, LA
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Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1965
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Hospital: West Jefferson Med Ctr, Marrero, La
Group Practice: Jefferson Radiology Assoc

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Dian D Hitt Sanders, MD
(504) 349-1461
New Orleans, LA
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Radiology
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Female
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1966

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Jane Elizabeth Dileo, MD
New Orleans, LA
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Radiology
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1999

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Michael James Helm, MD
(504) 349-1461
631 Patterson Dr
New Orleans, LA
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Radiology
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

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Ashwinkumar Shetty, MD
(504) 392-3131
2500 Belle Chasse Hwy
Gretna, LA
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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Roy Joseph Ingraffia, MD
1750 Saint Charles Ave Apt 401
New Orleans, LA
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Radiology
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1963

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Kimberly Keller, MD
1405 Spanish Oaks Dr
Harvey, LA
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Radiology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Laurence Karl, MD
(504) 897-8380
1625 Nashville Ave
New Orleans, LA
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Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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