Magnetic Resonance Imaging Paradise Valley AZ

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Lawrence I Finkel, DO
(602) 246-2584
5316 E Vista Rica St
Paradise Valley, AZ
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1978

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John Patrick Uglietta, MD
(602) 679-3204
7123 N 68th Pl
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1984

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Robert Eugene Stejskal, MD
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1956

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Richard Dudley Burns, MD
(602) 406-6795
5436 E Orchid Ln
Paradise Valley, AZ
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1976

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Ian Gordonchri Haycocks, MD
(602) 604-7300
10595 N Tatum Blvd Ste E142
Paradise Valley, AZ
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1993

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Robert Alan Lewis, MD
(602) 248-8002
4416 E Mockingbird Ln
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1968

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Sanford Morton Ornstein, MD
(602) 604-7300
6600 N 48th St
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1968

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Don Charles Beresini, MD
(602) 604-7300
7600 N 65th St
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Reg Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Clinical Diagnostic Radiology

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Gulabchand K Shah, MD
(413) 589-1826
10575 N Tatum Blvd
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Topiwala Nat'L Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1962

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Kenneth Ray Hofstetter, MD
(602) 248-8002
4338 E Keim Dr
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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