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What is getting a myelogram like?

What is getting a myelogram like?

No worries : 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

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


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What can I expect during a myelogram?

What can I expect during a myelogram?

No worries : 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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Where do I go to get a myelogram done?

Hospital: It is normally performed in a hospital as an out patient procedure. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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What can I do to prepare for a myelogram?

What can I do to prepare for a myelogram?

Drink fluids: Maybe ask the doctor if he could get the information with a different less invasive test such as an mri? If you have to get the myelogram ask for the most experienced radiologist. ...Read more

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What should I expect during my myelogram?

What should I expect during my myelogram?

No worries : 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 can I wear for a myelogram procedure?

What can I wear for a myelogram procedure?

Clothes: When an interventional radiology procedure, such as a myelogram, is performed, you will most likely be given a hospital gown to change into for the procedure. Afterwards, you should be able to wear regular clothing. ...Read more

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What should I expect right after a myelogram?

What should I expect right after a myelogram?

Usually nothing: With modern techniques and the tiny needles, headaches are very rare. You really should not expect any side effects. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to do a myelogram?

How long does it usually take to do a myelogram?

About 2 hours: Most myelograms are performed in a radiology facility by a radiologist trained in interventional procedures. The procedure may involve a tilting radiology table, in order to investigate the flow of the injected dye. This procedure often includes a post-myelogram ct scan, allowing the radiologist to obtain information similar to that of a MRI scan. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: myelogram?

What is the definition or description of: 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 are the known risks and benefits of having a myelogram?

What are the known risks and benefits of having a myelogram?

Spine imaging: Myleogram is usually done in conjunction with a ct scan when a MRI may not be indicated such as with a pacemaker, certain metal implanst like aneurysm clips or with very obese patients or even when prior spinal implants make it hard to obtain a clear MRI image. It is an invasive procedure with a contrast material that may cause an allergic reaction, a spinal headache. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a myelogram?

What are the side effects of a myelogram?

Risks: Any procedure has risk of infection, reaction to injectate, bleeding, nerve injury or paralysis. However, those risk are rare for this procedure. The most common side effect would be a spinal headache which is treatable and reversible if it occurs at all. ...Read more

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Why is it so important to hydrate before myelogram test?

Why is it so important to hydrate before myelogram test?

Renal clearance: Adequate hydration allows for safe clearance of the dye used in myelograms which is cleared by the kidneys. ...Read more

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What is the reasoning for the different body position in myelogram post-procedure?

What is the reasoning for the different body position in myelogram post-procedure?

Prevent complication: A very common issue following a myelogram, is a postural headache, which is due to spinal fluid leaking via the needle entry point. Staying in supine posture will allow rent to close and stabilize ...Read more

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Why do I have to stop tramadol 2 days before cervical myelogram? I've been taking 400 mg a day for15 years and i'm extremely concerned about withdraw

Why do I have to stop tramadol 2 days before cervical myelogram?  I've been taking 400 mg a day for15 years and i'm extremely concerned about withdraw

Drug Addiction: You are right to be concerned. I would recommend that you get to a detox center and go through your detox with medical attention available. It may also be wise to get through an inpatient drug treatment program so that you are ready to live drug free through your future. Tramadol addiction is one of the most common reasons people go to drug treatment today. ...Read more

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Reasons to do spinal tap does a myelogram hurt?

Reasons to do spinal tap does a myelogram hurt?

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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Do you inject a dye into the body for a myelogram? Where?

Do you inject a dye into the body for a myelogram? Where?

Spine: A tiny needle is used to inject radioopaque contrast dye into the lumbar spinal sac which is filled with spinal fluid. ...Read more

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What is lumbar myelogram like?

What is lumbar myelogram like?

No worries : 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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How long does a lhc heart myelogram take?

How long does a lhc heart myelogram take?

Cardiac cath: You must mean left heart cath angiogram, not myelogram. Usually takes about 20 minutes and is an outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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How long are test and rest periods for a myelogram?

Varies, a few hours: It depends on your body size, the space between the spinal bones (vertebrae), but usually once the needle is in and spinal fluid flows, it is fairly quick. Dye is injected and the needle removed. The table is tilted to make the dye move around and pictures taken. Then a ct is typically fast (10 minutes). Observation is about an hour after that. ...Read more

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My neurosurgeon has ordered a 4 level discogram what is it and what should I expect during this diagnostic test? I can't have mri"s or myelograms.

My neurosurgeon has ordered a 4 level discogram what is it and what should I expect during this diagnostic test? I can't have mri"s or myelograms.

I'm confused: The contrast used to inject the disc for a discogram is essentially the same as for a myelogram. If you are allergic to it how can you have a discogram? ...Read more

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I had a myelogram done and it showed two areas with a thecal sac deformity. Can this be dangerous? I had l3-4 surgery in the area noted back in 03.

I had a myelogram done and it showed two areas with a thecal sac deformity. Can this be dangerous? I had l3-4 surgery in the area noted back in 03.

Thecal sac deformity: It is common to find thecal sac deformities usually bulging discs. The most important thing is not the radiologic finding, but the clinical one: is there weakness or a loss of sensation or pain some place. If that place is the appropriate root, then maybe the deformity has clinical relevance. Classically, clinical signs and radiologic finding and electrodiagnostic abnormalitities must match. ...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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How should I prepare for the CT myelogram?

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 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 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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