Magnetic Resonance Imaging Red Lion PA

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Stanley Philip Laucks, MD
(717) 764-8503
2463 Freysville Rd
Red Lion, PA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1978

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Joanne M Maher Trapeni, DO
(717) 761-7470
York, PA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1992

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Erich Kim, MD
(717) 851-2214
1001 S George St
York, PA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1973

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Gregory Alan Fortier, MD
(717) 761-7470
25 Monument Rd
York, PA
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dae Soo Bhyun
(717) 851-4624
1001 S George St
York, PA
Specialty
Radiology

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Frank Paolantonio, DO
(717) 843-0736
1750 5th Ave
York, PA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1981

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David Randy Tabb, MD
(717) 761-7470
1001 S George St
York, PA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1984

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Richard R DiPietro
(717) 843-0736
325 S Belmont St
York, PA
Specialty
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine

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Michael Stephen Goldman, MD
325 S Belmont St
York, PA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1994

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Terry N York
(717) 843-0736
325 S Belmont St
York, PA
Specialty
Radiology, Interventional 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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