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Jeffrey Scott Mc Clellan, MD
(801) 373-7850
1034 N 500 W
Pleasant Grove, UT
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1987

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Wayne Robert Brinton, MD
(801) 350-4636
1532 Tallowood Cir
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Salt Lake Reg Med Ctr, Salt Lake Cty, Ut; Jordan Valley Hospital, West Jordan, Ut
Group Practice: Salt Lake Regional-Radiology

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Kimball Blake Taylor, MD
(541) 963-0348
170 N 1100 E American Fork Hsp
American Fork, UT
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1989

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Matthew E Nokes
(801) 373-7850
1034 N 500 W
Provo, UT
Specialty
Radiology, Interventional Radiology

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Ryan B Nielsen
(801) 373-7850
1034 N 500 W
Provo, UT
Specialty
Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Interventional Radiology

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Richard Blaine Peterson, MD
(801) 254-0309
1756 Park Ave
Riverton, UT
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1958

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Richard Blaine Holt, MD
(801) 562-4200
2182 Sublette Pl
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1976

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Gary Maughan Watts, MD
(801) 373-7850
1034 N 500 W
Provo, UT
Specialties
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Utah Valley Reg Med Ctr, Provo, Ut
Group Practice: Utah Valley Regional Med Ctr

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Richard C Brown
(801) 374-2367
1055 N 500 W
Provo, UT
Specialty
Radiology, Radiation Oncology

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Sherman D Wing
(801) 373-7850
1034 N 500 W
Provo, UT
Specialty
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine

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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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