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Debra Ann Gusnard, MD
(314) 362-6575
24 S Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1982

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Margaret E L Bertrand, MD
(314) 577-8731
St Louis Univ 5th Fl
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1974

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Jeffrey J Brown
(314) 362-7092
510 S Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Radiology

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Louis A Gilula
(314) 362-7111
510 S Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Radiology

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Mokhtar Hishmat Gado, MD
(314) 726-6206
St. Louis, MO
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1953
Hospital
Hospital: Barnes Jewish Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo; St Louis Childrens Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Malinckrodt Institute-Radiolgy

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William Middleton
(314) 362-7092
510 S Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Radiology

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Guillermo Geisse
(314) 362-7092
510 S Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Radiology

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Thomas Edward Conturo, MD
Wash Univ Medicine Center 510 South Kingshighway B
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Radiology, Radiological Physics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1989

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Steven Don
(314) 362-7092
510 S Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Pediatric Radiology

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Benjamin Lee
(314) 362-7092
510 S Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Neuroradiology

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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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