Magnetic Resonance Imaging Kailua Kona HI

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Robert Katsuto Saito, MD
(808) 329-7314
77-311 Sunset Dr
Kailua Kona, HI
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1991

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Lee Frederic Henry, DO
75-1027 Henry St Ste 111A PMB 415
Kailua Kona, HI
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1983

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Raymond D Endicott, MD
78 7045 Kaluna St Apt 105
Kailua Kona, HI
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Frank Jerome Voralik, MD
(808) 944-9144
1441 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 403
Honolulu, HI
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1971

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Craig Allen Hamasaki, MD
(808) 547-4711
3061 Polohinano Pl
Honolulu, HI
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1996
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Hospital: Shriners Hosp For Crippled Chi, Honolulu, Hi
Group Practice: Radiology Associates Inc

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Lori Lynne Wilhelm, MD
(808) 935-1825
Kailua Kona, HI
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Radiology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1992

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Lori L Wilhelm
(808) 329-7314
77-311 Sunset Dr
Kailua Kona, HI
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Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Interventional Radiology

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Louis Copman, MD
PO Box 384767
Waikoloa, HI
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Radiology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Geoffrey Morgan Murrish, MD
941 Kamehameha Hwy
Pearl City, HI
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1982

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Gregory Walter Petermann, MD
(808) 433-6393
Tamc, HI
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Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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