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Eric George Aguero, MD
(843) 792-1414
Goose Creek, SC
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1998

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Loretta S Swan, MD
9330 Medical Plaza Dr
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1977

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Marilyn Roberts Croley, MD
PO Box 70609
North Charleston, SC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1982

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Sudan Deuskar, MD
(843) 824-0606
9313 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 302
North Charleston, SC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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Raj Ahluwalia, MD
9330 Medical Plaza Dr
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1991

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Gerald Mark Rittenberg, MD
1455 Remount Rd Ste I
N Charleston, SC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1964

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Mark Leif Greenslit, MD
(843) 824-0606
9313 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 302
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1989

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Michael Charles Garovich, MD
(843) 883-3437
9313 Medical Plaza Dr
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Trident Med Ctr, Charleston, Sc; Colleton Med Ctr, Walterboro, Sc; Summerville Med Ctr, Summerville, Sc
Group Practice: Charleston Radiologists P A

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Joshua William McCain
(843) 822-1351
9298 Medical Plaza Dr
Charleston, SC
Specialty
Radiology

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Sandra K Lawrence
(800) 922-0346
9313 Medical Plaza Drive
Charleston, SC
Specialty
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Pediatric 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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