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Peter Fanton
(440) 245-4480
221 W 8th St
Lorain, OH
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Fredrich Harold Dengel, MD
(440) 245-4480
221 W 8th St
Lorain, OH
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Radiology
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Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1978

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Jeffrey Ekstein
(440) 989-4480
1720 Cooper Foster Park Rd W
Lorain, OH
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Subbarao Cherukuri, MD
(740) 522-3774
4654 Oberlin Ave
Lorain, OH
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Radiology
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Medical School: Andhra Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Visakhapatnam, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1966

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Mark Jason Sands, MD
(216) 444-5616
5700 Cooper Foster Park Rd W
Lorain, OH
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Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1990

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Shereif Khalil
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221 W 8th St
Lorain, OH
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Joseph Schoenberger
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Lorain, OH
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John Albert Vanek, MD
(440) 245-4480
221 W 8th St
Lorain, OH
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Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1974

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James D Frank
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Lorain, OH
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Francis Michael Kearney, MD
221 W 8th St
Lorain, OH
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Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
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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