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Mandip Gakhal, MD
(302) 733-1776
1303 Delaware Ave Apt 707
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1995

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John D Owens, DO
501 W 14th St Ste 1668
Wilmington, DE
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Radiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1999

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Valerie Jean Gilliam, MD
(215) 955-5407
4660 Malden Dr
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Radiology
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Majid Mansoory, MD
(302) 737-5990
1701 Augustine Cut Off Ste 100
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1969

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Lisa Joan States, MD
(215) 662-4000
1600 Rockland Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1989

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Marc Sheldon Keller, MD
(302) 651-4646
PO Box 269
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa
Group Practice: Nemours Foundation In Wilmingt On/Hospital For Children

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Vartan N Igidbashian, DO
(302) 421-4300
7Th & Clayton Streets
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1983

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Davindra Seelagan
(302) 888-2303
701 N Clayton St
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Radiology

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Brad M Cogan, MD
7Th And Clayton Sts
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1975

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Garth Koniver
(302) 652-3016
1701 Augustine Cut Off
Wilmington, DE
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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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