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Going in tomorrow for cisternogram to locate slow intermittent csf leak.any info on what will happen,how long it will take,will they defo find leak?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine

In brief: A cisternogram

is a radionuclide test done in Nuclear Medicine Dept.
It begins with a lumbar puncture when, while you lie on your side, a doctor inserts a needle between your vertebrae into the subarachnoid space where CSF is. Little pain. A tracer is injected. You stay lying down for at least an hour. Then, taken to imaging for up to an hour. Return 2-6, maybe 24, 48, even 72 hrs later for 1 hr. scan. Accurate

In brief: A cisternogram

is a radionuclide test done in Nuclear Medicine Dept.
It begins with a lumbar puncture when, while you lie on your side, a doctor inserts a needle between your vertebrae into the subarachnoid space where CSF is. Little pain. A tracer is injected. You stay lying down for at least an hour. Then, taken to imaging for up to an hour. Return 2-6, maybe 24, 48, even 72 hrs later for 1 hr. scan. Accurate
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