Magnetic Resonance Imaging Midlothian VA

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Allen Eliot Joseph, MD
(804) 353-6820
13810 Mount Hill Ct
Midlothian, VA
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va; Loudoun Hospital Center, Leesburg, Va
Group Practice: Fairfax Radiology

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James Anthony Moore III, MD
Midlothian, VA
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 2000

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Jack Kitchener Bentley, MD
(804) 794-5897
11540 Rexmoor Dr
Richmond, VA
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1956

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Lorcan Alabhaois O'Tuama, MD
(617) 489-6184
Richmond, VA
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Dublin, Trinity Coll, Sch Of Physic, Dublin, Ireland
Graduation Year: 1963

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Gerry Lee Reece, MD
11525 Midlothian Tpke
Richmond, VA
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1993

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Chung-I Liu, MD
(804) 675-5114
Midlothian, VA
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Natl Defense Med Ctr, Taipei, Taiwan (244-03 Eff 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1961

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Jay Emerson Jones, MD
(804) 828-9771
13904 Beechwood Point Cir
Midlothian, VA
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1997

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Chung I Shaw, MD
2541 Camelback Rd
Richmond, VA
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Taipei Med Coll, Taipei, Taiwan (385-04 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1970

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John Peterson Andrews, MD
(804) 674-0745
9010 Kings Crown Rd
Richmond, VA
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1983

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George William Martin, MD
(804) 330-2176
11525 Midlothian Tpke
Richmond, VA
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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