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How can I relieve pain after having a myelogram with a CT scan?

How can I relieve pain after having a myelogram with a CT scan?

Mild pain is typical: Pain is usually related to the needle that was used. Heat or cold on the site with otc Ibuprofen as recomended usually helps. However, if the problem is a bad positional (more upright) headache that persists even after resting & drinking fluids (esp. Caffeine) one may have to worry about a "spinal headache' from less fluid around the brain from a leaky puncture site. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. 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


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What exactly is the purpose of a myelogram with CT scan to follow? What does it tell you?

CT Myelogram: It gives a better picture of the spine. It confirms things like the severity of nerve compressions, spinal cord compressions, and sometimes tumors. ...Read more

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What are the differences among CT scans, MRI scans and myelograms?

What are the differences among CT scans, MRI scans and myelograms?

Myleogram: Ct myleogram is a better postop test then mrimyleogram invasive contrast in spinal canal MRI noninvasive. ...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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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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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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Can you please describe the differences and similarities among a myelogram, mri, and ct?

See below: Mri is excellent looking at soft tissues such as brain, spinal cord, internal organs in chest and abdomen, and works via magnetic fluxes. Both cat and myelogram depend on radiation, the former provides screening of bones, sinuses, and the soft tissues above with far faster images, but less definition for smaller lesions. Myelogram images spinal canal by injection of dye, and is rarely used. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a myelogram, mri, and ct?

A: CT myelogram requires an injection of contrast into the dural sac within the spinal canal. An MR "myelogram" attempts to simulate the myelogram effect with different MR pulse sequences, and does not require an injection. ...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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Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...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