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Edward Joseph Clark
(252) 399-8928
1705 S. Tarboro St
Wilson, NC
Specialty
Radiology, Interventional Radiology

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Edward Joseph Clark III, MD
1705 Tarboro St SW
Wilson, NC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dewey Reid Tickle, MD
1705 Tarboro St SW
Wilson, NC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1954
Hospital
Hospital: Wilson Memorial Hospital, Wilson, Nc
Group Practice: Wilson Radiology Inc

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Leonard H Gibson Jr, MD
2404 Montgomery Dr SW
Wilson, NC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1993

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Jeffrey Emerson Jones
(252) 399-8928
1705 So Tarboro St
Wilson, NC
Specialty
Radiology

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Paul Fernand Guay
(252) 399-8928
1705 So Tarboro St
Wilson, NC
Specialty
Radiology

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James McGovern Busch, MD
1702 Medical Park Dr W
Wilson, NC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1998

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Paul Charles D'Angelo, MD
1705 Tarboro St SW
Wilson, NC
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1995

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John Francis Reilly Jr, MD
(252) 399-7400
1703 Medical Park Dr W
Wilson, NC
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount, Nc; Wilson Memorial Hospital, Wilson, Nc
Group Practice: Wilson Radiation Oncology

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Kent William Anderson, MD
(208) 746-4080
110 Brentwood Center Ln N
Wilson, NC
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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