Magnetic Resonance Imaging Pendleton OR

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Jacob Warren Cambier, MD
(541) 276-2431
1100 Southgate Ste 7
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, Or
Group Practice: Blue Mountain Diagnostic

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Cynthia Bos Holmes, MD
(707) 961-4665
1601 SE Court Ave
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1991

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Mark Sateriale, MD
1601 SE Court Ave
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1984

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Roger P Blair
(541) 276-2431
1100 Southgate
Pendleton, OR
Specialty
Radiology

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Cynthia S Holmes
(541) 276-5121
1601 Se Court Ave
Pendleton, OR
Specialty
Radiology, Radiation Oncology

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Frank Albert Erickson, MD
(541) 377-6670
1601 SE Court Ave
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1981

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Roger Paul Blair, MD
(541) 276-2431
1100 Southgate
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, Or; Blue Mountain Hosp, John Day, Or
Group Practice: Blue Mountain Diagnostic

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William Breck Howard, MD
(509) 522-3104
1100 Southgate Ste 7
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1965

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Jacob W Cambier
(541) 276-2431
1100 Southgate
Pendleton, OR
Specialty
Radiology

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Susan Irene Wolf-Feldesman
(503) 652-2880
10180 Se Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR
Specialty
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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