Myelogram

A myelogram uses X-rays or computed tomography (CT) and contrast dye to capture images of the bones and space between the bones in your spine. A myelogram can find infection, inflammation, tumors or problems with the spine including herniated (ruptured) disc, or narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis). Your doctor may request a myelogram to find the cause for unexplained back, neck or leg pain.

Myelogram is available at the following Advanced Radiology locations

Call to Schedule: 203-337-XRAY (9729)

Fairfield – 1055 Post Road
Orange – 297 Boston Post Road
Stamford – 1259 E Main Street
Stratford – 2876 Main Street
Trumbull – 15 Corporate Drive

Preparation

During the test, a dye is put into the space between the bones of your spine. You will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area, but you may feel some pressure as the dye is injected.

You should fast—have no food—for the 4 hours prior to the exam. You should arrange to have someone take you home after the test. Our staff will advise you about additional preparation details when you schedule your exam. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us. We are glad to help.

No aspirin or blood thinners to be taken 5 days prior to the procedure.

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