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Can disc hernia be seen on a radiology image of the back?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 24 years experience
Yes: A herniated disc is best seen on MRI but can also be seen on ct.
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 16 years experience
Yes: Mri is the most accurate way and reliable way to see disc herniation. Although ct scans can sometimes allow a radiologist to see a disc herniation.
Dr. Steven Greenberg
Radiology 32 years experience
Not with x ray: By x-ray no by MRI yes by ct without contrast, possible by ct myelography yes. By myelogram, see defect of disc.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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