Magnetic Resonance Imaging Montrose CO

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Randall Michael Raziano
(970) 249-2211
800 S 3rd St
Montrose, CO
Specialty
Radiology

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Paul Joseph Sheya, MD
(970) 252-2609
236 S 3rd St Apt 236
Montrose, CO
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Montrose Mem Hosp, Montrose, Co; Delta County Mem Hosp, Delta, Co

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John W Isgreen, MD
1013 S 11th St
Montrose, CO
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Charles E Seibert, MD, FACR
307 Cliff Line Rd
Golden, CO
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Betty Jean Manaster, MD
(303) 372-6136
4200 E 9th Ave Box A030,
Denver, CO
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1978

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Steven M Bernstein, MD
(719) 647-2283
451 Cobble Dr
Montrose, CO
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1994

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John Jacob Duda Jr, MD
(412) 832-8004
800 S 3rd St
Montrose, CO
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1987

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David P Schreiber
(303) 738-8700
5 W Dry Creek Cir
Littleton, CO
Specialty
Radiology

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Douglas C Riehle, MD
(303) 388-6396
1499 W 120th Ave Ste 100
Denver, CO
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1981

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Charles Edward Leonard, MD
(303) 874-7600
PO Box 211278
Denver, CO
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Longmont United Hosp, Longmont, Co
Group Practice: Rocky Mountain Cancer Ctr

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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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