Magnetic Resonance Imaging Yankton SD

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Frank David Messner, MD
(605) 665-9511
314 Walnut St # 650
Yankton, SD
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Sioux Valley Vermillion Hosp, Vermillion, Sd; Sacred Heart Health Services, Yankton, Sd
Group Practice: Yankton Radiology

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Will R Eidsness
(605) 665-7841
1104 W 8th St
Yankton, SD
Specialty
Radiology

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Eduard Dvorak, MD
(505) 434-6400
Utica, SD
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Charles Univ, Third Med Fac, Praha, Czechoslovakia
Graduation Year: 1966

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Gregory Lloyd Johnson, MD
(605) 335-1997
1115 E 20th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1994

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Caroline Jeanne Lundell, MD
(605) 622-5540
PO Box 4450
Aberdeen, SD
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1975

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Lawrence Michael Leon, MD
(605) 665-9511
314 Walnut St
Yankton, SD
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Sacred Heart Health Services, Yankton, Sd
Group Practice: Yankton Radiology

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John Maurice Wells, MD
(605) 665-9511
314 Walnut St
Yankton, SD
Specialties
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Sacred Heart Health Services, Yankton, Sd
Group Practice: Yankton Radiology

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Fahima A Qalbani
(605) 232-6200
612 N Sioux Point Rd
Dakota Dunes, SD
Specialty
Radiology

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Robert P DeClark
(605) 336-0515
1417 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Radiology

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Daniel L Crosby, MD
(605) 336-0515
1417 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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