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Brent David Nelson, MD
(208) 381-3966
16672 Cardinal Loop
Nampa, ID
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1987

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James Allen Engelhart, MD
(208) 466-7125
1512 12th Ave Rd
Nampa, ID
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1984

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Donald G Rau
(208) 463-5431
1512 12th Ave Rd
Nampa, ID
Specialty
Radiology, Interventional Radiology

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Rose Marie Holt, MD
(208) 461-5136
4112 Pintail Ln
Nampa, ID
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Univ Of Washington Med Ctr, Seattle, Wa

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John H Truksa
(208) 463-5431
1512 12th Ave Rd
Nampa, ID
Specialty
Radiology

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John Herbert Truksa, MD
(208) 466-7125
1605 Park Ave
Nampa, ID
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1961

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Donald George Rau, MD
(208) 466-7125
3410 Ginger Ln
Nampa, ID
Specialties
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Nampa, Id
Group Practice: Nampa Radiologists

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Daniel John Wegner, MD
(208) 466-7125
1512 12th Ave Rd
Nampa, ID
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1996

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Max Dion Walker, MD
(208) 467-9437
718 Crestview Dr
Nampa, ID
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1971

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Janet Marie Cegnar, MD
(541) 889-5331
15493 Hollow Rd
Caldwell, ID
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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