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Emeka Sammy Oraka, MD
138 W Gibson St
Hartwell, GA
Specialties
Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ibadan, Coll Of Med, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1972

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Gregory Craig Smith, MD
(919) 781-9650
521 Franklin Springs Stre
Royston, GA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1988

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Kyle Coreen Bryans, MD
(402) 397-7411
211 S Main St
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1988

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William Victor Tomlinson, MD
(864) 261-1414
2000 E Greenville St
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1981

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Kevin Travis Williams, MD
414 N Fant St
Anderson, SC
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Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1994

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Mark Arnold Sherman, MD
(706) 245-5040
901 Franklin Springs St
Royston, GA
Specialties
Radiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Sherman Oaks Hosp & Health Ctr, Sherman Oaks, Ca
Group Practice: Sherman Oaks Diagnostic Imging

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Thomas Upshaw Tuten, MD
(864) 224-9785
211 S Main St
Anderson, SC
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Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1981

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Carrie Davis Cousar, MD
800 N Fant St
Anderson, SC
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Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1992

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Elizabeth Ann Patterson, MD
(864) 261-1473
600 N Fant St
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1961

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Ravinder Malik
(864) 512-4600
2000 E Greenville St
Anderson, SC
Specialty
Radiology, Radiation Oncology

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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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