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A myelogram uses X-rays (fluoroscopy) and a special dye called contrast material to make pictures of bones
and nerves of the spine (spinal canal).
The spinal canal contains the spinal
cord and nerve roots surrounded by a fluid-filled space called the subarachnoid
space. For a myelogram, the dye (which contains iodine) is put
into the subarachnoid space. X-ray pictures are taken as the dye moves into
different areas of the subarachnoid space.
A myelogram can be used to find:
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
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