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Guy Raymond Barat, MD
(727) 834-5915
100 Stanton Cir
Oldsmar, FL
Specialties
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1979

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Assadolah Sadree, MD
1909 Castle Bay Ct
Oldsmar, FL
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael D Gauwitz
(727) 669-9018
3155 N Mcmullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL
Specialty
Radiology

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William Raymond Redwood, MD
(727) 462-7245
3253 N McMullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1981

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Gerald A Niedzwiecki
(727) 791-7300
2730 N Mcmullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL
Specialty
Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Interventional Radiology

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John Mark Rogers, MD
(864) 879-0200
3845 Shore Blvd
Oldsmar, FL
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1981

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Janet Hyunhee Ahn, MD
(727) 442-7181
2403 Huntington Blvd
Safety Harbor, FL
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1990

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Robert M Iseman, MD
2631 Barksdale Ct Unit 83C
Clearwater, FL
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Beata B Nowakowski, MD
Clearwater, FL
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med, Ul M Curie, Gdansk, Poland
Graduation Year: 1986

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Gerald A Niedzwiecki, MD
(727) 791-7300
2655 State Road 580 Ste 202
Clearwater, FL
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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