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Gary Michael Weiss, MD
(808) 667-2038
167 Kualapa Pl
Lahaina, HI
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1979

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Mary Kemp Edwards, MD
(317) 274-2881
80 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: Indiana University Of Radiology Associates Inc

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Lundie Robb
(808) 242-6464
2180 Main St
Wailuku, HI
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Radiology

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James A Bendon
(808) 244-9056
221 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
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Radiology

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George S Boren
(808) 243-6000
80 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
Specialty
Radiology

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Blan Dean Williams, MD
(808) 242-4273
Rad Dept 2nd Fl 2180 Main St
Wailuku, HI
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Maui Memorial Center, Wailuku, Hi
Group Practice: Maui Medical Group

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Eugene Clair Wasson III, MD
(808) 250-2056
221 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
Specialties
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Maui Memorial Center, Wailuku, Hi
Group Practice: Maui Radiology Consultants

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David Joseph Heeney, MD
(808) 242-2057
221 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1977

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Blanford Williams
(808) 242-6464
2180 Main St
Wailuku, HI
Specialty
Radiology

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James Albert Bendon, MD
(808) 242-2054
221 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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