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John Patrick Higgins
(337) 363-9485
800 E Main St
Ville Platte, LA
Specialty
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine

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Charles Ray Reinninger, MD
(337) 468-5261
95 Main St
Mamou, LA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1956

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Donald Tellfair Barnes, MD
3521 Highway 190
Eunice, LA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1971

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Robert L Lapidus, MD
(337) 943-1733
3983 I 49 S Service Rd
Opelousas, LA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1991

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John Pasteur Hamide, MD
(337) 363-9485
4766 I 49 Service Road
Opelousas, LA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 2000

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Joseph Riley Reed
(337) 363-9485
800 E Main St
Ville Platte, LA
Specialty
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine

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Dianne Elaine Lafleur, MD
(337) 363-3658
95 Main St
Mamou, LA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1988

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John Patrick Higgins, MD
(337) 363-9485
PO Box 908
Eunice, LA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1970

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Richard Gerard Lastrapes, MD
(337) 948-5127
539 E Prudhomme St
Opelousas, LA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1992

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Paula Marie Sharkey, MD
(337) 948-5127
539 E Prudhomme St
Opelousas, LA
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Opelousas Gen Hosp, Opelousas, La; Ville Platte Med Ctr, Ville Platte, La

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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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