This test provides important information about your spinal cord and the spaces surrounding it.
What is Myelography?
A Radiologic (x-ray) examination used to detect injuries, herniated discs, enlarged blood vessels and other abnormalities, especially compression of the spinal cord. Also it is used to detect injuries to the nerve roots branching off the spinal cord.
Preparing for your Myelogram:
Please bring any outside imaging to our facility with reports at time of appointment.
Arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment, check into suite 102
Pregnancy is contraindicated for this exam
If you are allergic to iodine contrast “x-ray dye” please report this to your doctor before you schedule the exam
If you are diabetic notify your doctor prior to scheduling your myelogram for insulin/diet management
If you have a history of seizures, or epilepsy and are taking medications for this, please notify your doctor and our facility at the time of scheduling
If you are taking any prescribed medications, please notify your doctor and our facility prior to the exam so we may give you specific instructions regarding your particular medicines
Do not eat or drink anything 3 hours prior to your test
Hydrate well with water the day before your test
No bathing for 24 hours following the myelogram.
You must arrange for a driver to pick you after your exam
You may expect to remain at our facility for 1.5-2 hours
Do you have any questions?
We understand that people looking for various exams may have a lot of questions, please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can walk with you during this trying time.