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Ralph Warren Richardson
(260) 435-7568
7950 W Jefferson Blvd
Ft Wayne, IN
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Edward Charles Weber, DO
(260) 436-7770
7631 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
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Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1976

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Benjamin Y Chen
(260) 432-1568
6119 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
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Radiology

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Diane Dierdre Daly, MD
(219) 432-1568
6119 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
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Radiology
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1984

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James C Wehrenberg, MD
(260) 432-1568
6119 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
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Radiology
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1982

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John D Trenkner
(260) 436-4116
7910 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
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Radiology, Radiation Oncology

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Steven Marchioni, MD
(765) 456-5207
5659 Coventry Ln Apt 247
Fort Wayne, IN
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Radiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dakshesh Shantilal Patel, MD
(219) 432-1568
6119 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
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Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert A Conner
(260) 436-7770
7631 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
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Frederick N Vandeman, MD
(219) 632-2859
6211 Covington Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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