Magnetic Resonance Imaging Sheridan WY

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Jason Isaac Lindsey, MD
227 S Main St
Sheridan, WY
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1998

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John Patrick Stamato, MD
(307) 674-6022
1585 W 5th St
Sheridan, WY
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert Charles Murphy, MD
(307) 672-9446
1300 Martin Ave
Sheridan, WY
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 2002

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Robert L Grant Stears, MD
Big Horn, WY
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1990

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Gregory H Cross
(307) 578-2582
707 Sheridan Ave
Cody, WY
Specialty
Radiology

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Robyn Carline Murphy, MD
(307) 672-9446
1300 Martin Ave
Sheridan, WY
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1992
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Hospital: Columbia-Presbyterian Med Ctr, New York, Ny
Group Practice: Morris Imaging Associates Pa At Morristown Memorial Hosp; Morris Imaging Associates Pa

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Daniel Robert Alzheimer
(307) 672-1048
1401 W 5th St
Sheridan, WY
Specialty
Radiology

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Jason Matthew White
(307) 674-6884
1401 W 5th St
Sheridan, WY
Specialty
Radiology

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Lawrence John Dirksen, MD
777 Avenue H
Powell, WY
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1968

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Christopher Sean Haling
(800) 633-1905
625 East Broadway
Jackson, WY
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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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