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Safiyun Sugra Miller, MD
(414) 607-7245
1534 N 50th St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1994

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Madhu S Sadagopan
(414) 219-7226
945 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Interventional Radiology

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Lawrence Rufer
(414) 219-7200
945 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Radiology, Interventional Radiology

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Allan Lipkowitz, MD
(414) 219-7248
Good Samaritan Medical Ctr
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr.Amadeu Santos
(414) 805-3765
3070 North 51st Street
Milwaukee, WI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 2000
Speciality
Radiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dale James Lye, MD
5000 W Chambers St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1984

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Rupesh Patel
(414) 447-2213
5000 W Chambers St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Radiology

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Richard G Weekes
(414) 219-7200
945 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Radiology, Radiation Oncology

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David William Litzau, MD
5000 W Chambers St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1998

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Adam P Myhre
(414) 219-7226
945 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
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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