CT Myelogram

October 26, 2016

A CT Myelogram is an x-ray of the spinal cord and the bones of the spine. During a myelogram, a contrast material is injected into the spinal canal to visualize the structures of the spinal cord and nerve roots. First you are given a numbing injection and then an x-ray dye is injected into your back. The radiology technicians will roll the table to move dye into the disc spaces and immediately get a CT scan. This procedure takes 4 to 6 hours to complete. It is important that you lie down flat for the remainder of the day; a caretaker for the day is also recommended.