Magnetic Resonance Imaging Prescott Valley AZ

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Kenneth James Keller, MD
(928) 830-0924
1381 Kwana Ct
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Trinity Med Ctr, Minot, Nd
Group Practice: Radiology Consultants

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Ronald Kump, MD
122 Darby Creek Way
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James R Eltringham, MD
4417 Hornet Dr
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Warren George Goodman, MD
1003 Willow Creek Rd
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1975

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Brent Edward Johnson, MD
(928) 445-9196
1003 Willow Creek Rd
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1987

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John C Williams, MD
(212) 861-1100
1280 Brookhaven
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1969

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Mohamed Ahmed Kirdani, MD
(928) 443-0077
980 Willow Creek Rd Ste 103
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Languages
Arabic, Norwegian
Education
Medical School: Abbasia Fac Of Med, Univ Of Ain Shams, Cairo, (915-04 After 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1955

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Brian David Kimball, MD
(928) 771-5139
1003 Willow Creek Rd
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1994

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Michael J D'Angelo, MD
(580) 251-8903
810 Whipple St
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1995

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Robert Henry Dorwart
(928) 776-6014
500 North Highway 89
Prescott, AZ
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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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