An X-ray record of the spinal cord is called a myelogram, states the Mayfield Clinic. Regular X-rays do not show the interior of the spinal canal, but the contrast dye used during a myelogram makes it possible to see the... More » Science Human Anatomy Nerves

A CT myelogram usually isn't painful, but patients may experience an uncomfortable pressure or shooting pain when the needle is inserted during the spinal puncture, according to RadiologyInfo. Some patients feel a stingi... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Some programs require as little as half a year for a student to become an X-ray technician. However, starting in 2015, technicians must pursue an associate's degree, which typically takes 2 years, to be certified nationa... More » Education Colleges & Universities
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