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Dr. Christopher Marquart
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Ct Myelogram (Overview)

A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several hours and be discharged.


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What to do if I have a CT myelogram?

What to do if I have a CT myelogram?

Spine evaluation: A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several hours and be discharged. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Marquart
23 doctors shared insights

Ct Myelogram (Overview)

A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several hours and be discharged.


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How should I prepare for the CT myelogram?

Relax: You should do fine. Drink plenty of fluids the night before and avoid Aspirin or other anti-coagulation medications. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: CT myelogram?

What is the definition or description of: CT myelogram?

Spine evaluation: A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several hours and be discharged. ...Read more

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I hurt my back 1 year ago 4 months ago had a ct/myelogram done shows lat herniation at L5 what can happen if left to long untreated pain is bad now ?

I hurt my back 1 year ago 4 months ago had a ct/myelogram done shows lat herniation at L5 what can happen if left to long untreated pain is bad now ?

Continued pain: If you are having severe pain of one year duration, you may want to discuss your case with a spine surgeon. If you decide to simply live with it, i would expect that your pain may continue. I hope that you are at least trying to maximize all of the available conservative treatment options. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck. ...Read more

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30 y/o healthy male. Over the past ten years I have had several CT scans: 3 of my head as well as a CT myelogram. Is my cancer risk much higher?

30 y/o healthy male.  Over the past ten years I have had several CT scans: 3 of my head as well as a CT myelogram.  Is my cancer risk much higher?

No: A person's cancer risk is not much higher before or after several CT scans. An individual person's tiny increase in cancer risk is not measurable. Of course, a person should only get x-ray studies if medically needed... to keep one's lifetime radiation exposure lower. ...Read more

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What can be seen on myelogram that you can't see on mri? I have 6 herniated disk shown on mri, but neurosurgeon wants CT myelogram.

What can be seen on myelogram that you can't see on mri?  I have 6 herniated disk shown on mri, but neurosurgeon wants CT myelogram.

CT myelogram: While MRI scans are excellent for visualizing the soft tissues structures around the spine (e.g., discs, nerves, spinal cord), ct scans are generally superior when visualizing the bony structures (e.g., vertebra, facet joints, bone spurs). Mris can also be negatively influenced by either motion and/or metallic artifact. Conversely, ct scans can expose patients to unnecessary ionizing radiation. ...Read more

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Ct/myelogram from 2 different doctors 1st shows bulging disc no nerve impingement 2nd shows nerve impingement why did 1st not show the same as 2nd one?

Ct/myelogram from 2 different doctors 1st shows bulging disc no nerve impingement 2nd shows nerve impingement why did 1st not show the same as 2nd one?

Depends: If these were 2 separate ct myelograms (at different times) it is possible that the second one has a new finding. If disc pathology progresses, nerve impingement may develop over time. Alternatively, there is some subjectivity to interpretation of these studies. Some doctors have a lower treshold for calling impingement. It is more important whether this finding fits with your actual symptoms. ...Read more

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I am scheduled to have a ct-myelogram w/contrast. I had a reaction to the contrast material previously. I had a prior reaction. I have a charite artificial disc in my lumbar spine. I have a spinal fusion above and below the disc. L3-l4 are fused with the

"Contrast" : "contrast" is a preparation that is used in medical imaging to increase the visual difference between similar or adjacent tissues. Contrast can be as simple as frothy salt solution, which is useful in some ultrasound studies, or much more complex, such as the gadolinium-containing molecules used for contrast in MRI studies. Ct contrast contains iodine, an element whose properties block x-rays that are used in the ct scanner. Common benign responses to iodine-containing contrast includes flushing (a pretty noticeable sense of warmth) and a metallic taste in the mouth. More profound responses include itching, hives, and swelling in the throat. These are called "anaphylactoid" reactions. The risk of anaphylactoid reactions can be reduced with medications like Diphenhydramine and corticosteroids. These sorts of reactions are common enough that radiologists and radiology technicians can spot them quickly, and all ct scanning suites are equipped to deal with them. Seafood and topical iodine allergies are not predictors of who will develop an anaphylactoid reaction to ct contrast (although this is a widely-held erroneous belief). Another response to ct contrast is kidney injury. The risk of kidney injury might be reduced by things including avoiding certain medications and keeping well-hydrated prior to the procedure. Concerns regarding reactions to ct contrast are valid, and should be addressed with the physician who orders the test as well as the physician who is responsible for performing the test. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


Myelogram (Definition)

A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several ...Read more