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Douglas W Ditzel
(866) 998-1261
803 W Market St
Lima, OH
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Radiology, Radiation Oncology

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Samuel Poriza Au, MD
803 W Market St
Lima, OH
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Radiology, Radiation Oncology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1995

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Daniel C Schultz
(419) 228-3335
1001 Bellefontaine Avenue
Lima, OH
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Radiology

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James A Patterson, MD
(216) 444-2200
801 Medical Dr
Lima, OH
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1969

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Richard Steven Gordon, MD
(419) 226-5055
1001 Bellefontaine Ave
Lima, OH
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1973

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Benedict Y Kim, DO
(419) 228-1506
120 King Arthur Ct
Lima, OH
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Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1994

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Duc Duy Tran, MD
(419) 226-5055
195 Squire Ln
Lima, OH
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1989

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Jay Franklin Oaks
(419) 998-8207
1003 Bellefontaine Ave
Lima, OH
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Interventional Radiology

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Hassan B Semaan, MD
(419) 226-5055
1001 Bellefontaine Ave
Lima, OH
Specialties
Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tichreen, Fac Of Med, Lattakia, Syria (Univ Latakia)
Graduation Year: 1990
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Hospital: Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton, Oh
Group Practice: X Ray Inc Lima Memorial Hospital; X Ray Inc Medical Park At Lima Memorial; X Ray Inc At Hardin Memorial Hospital; X Ray Inc At Mary Rutan Hospital

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Paul A Pathadan
(419) 226-5055
1001 Bellefontaine Ave
Lima, OH
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Radiology

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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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