Magnetic Resonance Imaging Rogersville TN

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Barrett Alan Schaefer, MD
851 Locust St
Rogersville, TN
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1968

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Philip A Marino, MD
(423) 787-7120
1410 Tusculum Blvd
Greeneville, TN
Specialties
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Greeneville, Tn
Group Practice: Greenville Radiology Imaging

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Dee Lamar Metcalf III, MD
(423) 787-7120
1410 Tusculum Blvd Ste 2000
Greeneville, TN
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1969

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Raymond Ernest Kohne, MD
117 Magnolia Dr
Greeneville, TN
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert Donald Thomas, MD
Greeneville, TN
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cape Town, Fac Of Med, Cape Town, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1985

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Manuel S Verzosa, MD
(423) 272-2671
851 Locust St Dept R
Rogersville, TN
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1963

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Scot Stanley Vermillion
(423) 638-7057
1420 Tusculum Blvd
Greeneville, TN
Specialty
Radiology

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James F Easterly, MD
(423) 787-7120
1410 Tusculum Blvd Ste 2000
Greeneville, TN
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1966

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Robert D Tien, MD
401 Takoma Ave
Greeneville, TN
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Natl Taiwan Univ Coll Of Med, Taipei, Taiwan (385-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1981

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Sue Creviston Kaste, DO
(901) 495-2758
332 N Lauderdale St
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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