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Michael P McCoy
(503) 472-8422
2700 Se Stratus Ave
Mcminnville, OR
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Radiology

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James Stirling Rickards
(773) 793-8074
2700 Se Stratus Ave
Mcminnville, OR
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Radiology

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Jay H Post
(503) 472-1104
2700 Se Stratus Ave
Mcminnville, OR
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Radiology

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David Charles Holman, MD
(503) 537-1780
501 Villa Rd
Newberg, OR
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Radiology
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Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1968

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Michael John Veverka, MD
(503) 413-1750
2311 NW Northrup St
Portland, OR
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1975

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Steven H Edelman
(503) 472-6131
2700 Se Stratus Ave
Mcminnville, OR
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Radiology

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Jay Howard Post, MD
325 NE Evans St
McMinnville, OR
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1978

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David B Siepmann
(503) 472-6131
2700 Se Stratus Ave
Mcminnville, OR
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Radiology

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Providence Newberg Outpatient
(503) 538-8324
402 Villa Rd
Newberg, OR

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John Tyler Thiesing
(503) 216-4830
9205 Sw Barnes Rd
Portland, OR
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Radiology, Interventional 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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