CT of the Lumbar Myelogram
Basics: What is a CT Lumbar Myelogram?
A CT myelogram of the lumbar spine is invasive, in that the radiologist needs to inject dye (contrast into the spinal canal). In skilled hands, it is very safe, and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete the study. Once the dye is injected, the patient is scanned on the CT scanner.
Our CT myelograms are the best available in Portland, for the following reasons:
- Siker Medical has the latest in CT scanning technology, Siemens 64 detector scanner, which is the fastest scanner available, meaning the clearest pictures.
- All studies are performed and interpreted by a board certified neuroradiologist.
- All studies are post processed by the physician on a special type of workstation, to allow optimum visualization of the spinal canal and nerve roots.
Discussion of above images:
The pictures above demonstrate exquisite visualization of the nerve roots coming out of the lumbar spine.