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Janet A Munroe, MD
(706) 733-0188
North Augusta, SC
Specialties
Radiology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1994

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David James Rawson, DO
(706) 721-2464
1120 15th St BA 1414
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1995

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Victor Efrain Toro, MD
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1980

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Ramon E Figueroa, MD, FACR
(706) 721-2076
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael Longe, MD
(706) 721-3214
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Catherine Anne Johnson, MD
8 White Oak Dr
North Augusta, SC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1990

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Haydn T Williams
(706) 721-4946
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine

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Manish Girish Shah
(706) 721-3214
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Radiology

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Jerry W Howington
(706) 721-2971
821 St. Sebastian Way
Augusta, GA
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Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Neuroradiology

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Ruth Neal
(706) 721-9729
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
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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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