Magnetic Resonance Imaging San Marcos TX

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Douglas S Smith, MD
(512) 396-8565
1301 Wonder World Dr
San Marcos, TX
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1994

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Van Earle Rea, MD
(512) 353-8979
1301 Wonder World Dr
San Marcos, TX
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1965

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Gregory Coleman Iglesia
(512) 396-8565
1301 Wonder World Dr
San Marcos, TX
Specialty
Radiology

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Douglas S Smith
(512) 396-8565
1301 Wonder World Dr
San Marcos, TX
Specialty
Radiology

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Richard E Lowe
(830) 606-9111
600 N Union Ave
New Braunfels, TX
Specialty
Radiology

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David C Jones Jr, MD
(512) 396-2500
1304 Wonder World Dr
San Marcos, TX
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1983

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William Henry Healy, MD
(512) 396-8565
1301 Wonder World Dr
San Marcos, TX
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Seton Edgar B Davis Mem Hosp, Luling, Tx; Central Texas Med Ctr, San Marcos, Tx
Group Practice: San Marcos Medical Imaging

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Gregory C De La Iglesia, MD
(512) 396-8565
1301 Wonder World Dr
San Marcos, TX
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1989

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Stephen D Swearingen, MD
New Braunfels, TX
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1996

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Fernando Bazan
(830) 643-6162
600 N Union Ave
New Braunfels, TX
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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