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How long are test and rest periods for a myelogram?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Myleogram ia about

15 to 30 minute followed usually by a ct scan of 5-10 minutes length and you should take it easy for a day.

In brief: Myleogram ia about

15 to 30 minute followed usually by a ct scan of 5-10 minutes length and you should take it easy for a day.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Not long

The myelogram only takes about 10 minutes.
Just take it easy for a day or so afterwards. Check out Spine-health.com.

In brief: Not long

The myelogram only takes about 10 minutes.
Just take it easy for a day or so afterwards. Check out Spine-health.com.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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