Magnetic Resonance Imaging Hot Springs National Park AR

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Bobbie Lee Roberts, MD
(804) 747-5681
1900 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1962

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Henri Melvin Hegwood, MD
(870) 534-8651
PO Box 21325
Hot Springs, AR
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Radiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1968

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Mark Bruce Robbins, MD
(501) 623-6693
3633 Central Ave Ste D
Hot Springs, AR
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Radiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1987

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William Yankee Springer, MD
(501) 623-6693
3633 Central Ave Ste D
Hot Springs, AR
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Radiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1963

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Melvin Richard Springer, MD
(501) 623-6693
3633 Central Ave Ste D
Hot Springs, AR
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1957

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Louis Roebling Munos, MD
113 Farnsworth St
Hot Springs, AR
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Radiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1964

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David Edwin Pruitt, MD
(501) 622-1913
PO Box 22148
Hot Springs, AR
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Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Family Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1988
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Hospital: St Josephs Regional Health Ctr, Hot Springs, Ar
Group Practice: St Joseph'S Mercy Cancer Ctr

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Claude E Fendley
(501) 760-1513
1661 Airport Rd
Hot Springs, AR
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Martin Paul Dommers, MD
(803) 754-4157
1635 Higdon Ferry Rd
Lake Hamilton, AR
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1978

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Phillip Lance Smith, MD
(501) 623-6693
3633 Central Ave Ste D
Hot Springs, AR
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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