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Leszek J Jaszczak
(701) 577-6337
3 4th St E
Williston, ND
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Radiology

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Margaret A Simons, MD
1301 15th Ave W
Williston, ND
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Radiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1979

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Eric R Promersberger, MD
(701) 234-2271
Fargo, ND
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Radiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1995

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William F Wosick, MD
(701) 241-0134
737 Broadway N
Fargo, ND
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Radiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1981

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Gerald S Smyser, MD
(218) 634-1655
1200 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1977
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Hospital: Roseau Area Hospital, Roseau, Mn; Altru Hosp, Grand Forks, Nd
Group Practice: Diabetes Center

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Leszek Julian Jaszczak, MD
PO Box 1148
Williston, ND
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1993
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Hospital: Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown, Nd
Group Practice: Williston Radiology Conslnts

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Richard Calvin Nybakken, MD
(701) 323-5210
222 N 7th St
Bismarck, ND
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Radiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1977

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A Douglas Akinwande, MD
737 Broadway N
Fargo, ND
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Radiology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1991

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Bonnie Belle Omdahl, MD
(605) 336-0515
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
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Radiology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1995

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Michael Fortney
(701) 530-7000
900 E Broadway Ave
Bismarck, ND
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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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