Magnetic Resonance Imaging Mableton GA

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Jerry Chas Robinson, MD
(404) 217-1109
5320 Whitehaven Park Ln SE
Mableton, GA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1969

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Allison Lea Hays Lee, MD
(803) 252-8300
3921 Gann Rd SE
Smyrna, GA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1985

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David Lawson Shaw
(770) 948-6000
1800 Hospital South Dr
Austell, GA
Specialty
Radiology, Radiation Oncology

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Robert R Roche
(770) 434-0710
3949 S Cobb Dr Se
Smyrna, GA
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Radiology

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Sunil Kini
(770) 434-0710
3949 S Cobb Dr Se
Smyrna, GA
Specialty
Radiology

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Fred L Palmer, MD
3983 Plumcrest Cir SE
Smyrna, GA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Eugene S Pretorius
(770) 434-0710
3949 S Cobb Dr Se
Smyrna, GA
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Radiology

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Ashford McAllister
(770) 434-0710
3949 S Cobb Dr Se
Smyrna, GA
Specialty
Radiology

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Marv F Pinzon, DO
(770) 385-4323
3951 Glenhurst Dr SE
Smyrna, GA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Newton Gen Hosp, Covington, Ga
Group Practice: Emory Adventist Hospital; N W Open Scan Mri; Newton General Hospital; Prestley Mill Medical Center; Princeps Care Associates

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Gautham K Mallampati
(770) 434-0710
3949 S Cobb Dr Se
Smyrna, GA
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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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