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Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a lumbar CT scan with dye?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: CT with contrast

Before the study, an IV will be started, through which the contrast ("dye") is injected.
Usually a lumbar scan is done first without contrast and then a second time with contrast to enhance structures like discs, spinal cord, nerves. They may request a blood test of your kidney function to make certain your kidneys can deal with the contrast.

In brief: CT with contrast

Before the study, an IV will be started, through which the contrast ("dye") is injected.
Usually a lumbar scan is done first without contrast and then a second time with contrast to enhance structures like discs, spinal cord, nerves. They may request a blood test of your kidney function to make certain your kidneys can deal with the contrast.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
sometimes the orthopod or neurologist will inject contrast directly into the lumbar dural space for better images
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Yes

Myleogram involves putting dye in the sac that contains nerves with a needle contrast dye can also be injected in veins to identify vesselstwo places to put dye both involve needles.

In brief: Yes

Myleogram involves putting dye in the sac that contains nerves with a needle contrast dye can also be injected in veins to identify vesselstwo places to put dye both involve needles.
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