A lumbar CT myelogram is a test that is done to find a tumor, infection or spinal problem such as a herniated disk, according to WebMD. A contrast dye is put into the fluid-filled space between the bones in the spine, al... More »

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The main difference between a CT scan and a myelogram is that a CT scan is non-invasive, while a myelogram involves the insertion of a needle into the spinal canal, as explained by Johns Hopkins Medicine. In some cases, ... More »

A lumbar myelogram procedure typically takes between 30 to 60 minutes, according to Mount Sinai Hospital. Doctors often order a CT scan after myelogram procedures to view the spread of the contrast dye, and this takes an... More »

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Risks associated with having a myelogram include a headache that lasts up to 24 hours after the test, nausea and vomiting, according to WebMD. Rarely, a patient may experience a seizure following the injection of dye int... More »

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The most common side effect of a CT myelogram is a headache, which is typically treated with rest and fluids, states Scoliosis Spine Associates. Regular activity should be not resumed until the next morning. More »

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Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a test that can detect disease or tissue damage such as inflammation, infection, stroke, tumors and seizures, according to WebMD. An MRI can see information about the body that is n... More »

The main difference between a CT scan and a myelogram is that a CT scan is non-invasive, while a myelogram involves the insertion of a needle into the spinal canal, as explained by Johns Hopkins Medicine. In some cases, ... More »