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Gaffney, SC
A 24-year-old female asked:

I am getting a lumbar puncture done tomorrow, what can i expect? and why is a radiologist doing it instead of my neurologist?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Don't worry: A lumbar puncture is a common diagnostic test. In your case, it appears that the radiologist has been consulted to perform the study using fluoroscopy ( x-ray guidance ) which should allow it to go smoothly by visualizing the anatomy and guiding the placement of the needle. Check out spine-health.Com.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2013

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