Magnetic Resonance Imaging Stillwater OK

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James Abraham Waltermire, MD
(405) 743-0550
1301 W 6th Ave Ste 202
Stillwater, OK
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Perry Memorial Hospital, Perry, Ok; Stillwater Med Ctr, Stillwater, Ok
Group Practice: Stillwater Radiology Inc

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James D Bullen
(405) 743-0550
1301 W 6th Ave
Stillwater, OK
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Radiology

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Phillip Grant Russell, MD
(405) 743-0550
1301 W 6th Ave Ste 202
Stillwater, OK
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1978

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Frank Le Roi Hubbard, DO
(918) 225-6904
2340 E Main St
Cushing, OK
Specialties
General Practice, Abdominal Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr.George Erbacher
(918) 728-6194
h410, 744 West 9th Street
Tulsa, OK
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Radiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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James David Bullen, MD
(405) 743-0550
1301 W 6th Ave Ste 202
Stillwater, OK
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Perry Memorial Hospital, Perry, Ok; Stillwater Med Ctr, Stillwater, Ok
Group Practice: Stillwater Radiology Inc

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Phillip G Russell
(405) 743-0550
1301 W 6th Ave
Stillwater, OK
Specialty
Radiology

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James A Waltermire
(405) 743-0550
1301 W 6th Ave
Stillwater, OK
Specialty
Radiology

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John Stucka Jr, DO
(918) 786-8135
Grove, OK
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1975

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Melton B James, MD
(918) 423-3602
2 E Clark Bass Blvd Ste 105
McAlester, OK
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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