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Robert David Bretz, MD
(502) 361-6753
879 Old Preston Hwy N
Louisville, KY
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1972

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John Edward Sunderland, MD
(502) 361-6764
Louisville, KY
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Radiology
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Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1993

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Elizabeth A Amin, MD
(502) 629-7079
PO Box 35070
Louisville, KY
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Radiology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Manchester, Fac Of Med, Manchester (352-08 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1968

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Barbara Kenney Pawley, MD
(502) 629-7661
PO Box 35070
Louisville, KY
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Radiology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1991

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Craig C Wetzelberger, MD
1850 Bluegrass Ave
Louisville, KY
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Radiology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael Stephen Payne, MD
532 N Bardstown Rd
Mount Washington, KY
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Radiology, Radiation Oncology
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Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1999

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Kendall R Goldschmidt, MD
(812) 283-5950
7108 Austinwood Rd
Louisville, KY
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1988

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Edward N Maxwell, MD, FACR
3300 Oriole Dr
Louisville, KY
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Radiology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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John Timothy Burger, MD
(502) 629-7600
PO Box 35070
Louisville, KY
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1982

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George Barker Smith, MD
(502) 367-8121
Louisville, KY
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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