How do you prepare for a CT myelogram?
Preparation: Do not eat anything after midnight the night before your procedure. We want you to be well hydrated so you may drink clear fluids only up to the morning of your myelogram. Be sure to tell the doctor about any allergies you may have, especially to radiology contrast.
Which of the following is a contraindication for myelography?
What are the relative contraindications for a myelogram? Pregnancy. Uncooperative patient. Connective tissue disorder (such as Marfan’s and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes).
Are Myelograms painful?
You may experience discomfort during the myelogram. The radiologist will use all possible comfort measures and complete the procedure as quickly as possible to minimize any discomfort or pain.
What is the most common injection site for a myelogram?
Myelography involves radiographs and/or CT of the spine following opacification of the subarachnoid space by intrathecal injection of iodinated contrast, most commonly injected at the lumbar level.
Do they put you to sleep for a myelogram?
A myelogram is an outpatient procedure that takes about an hour. You will be asked to remove clothing and jewelry that may interfere with the test. You will lie down on a padded table and will receive sedation (medication to make you drowsy and relaxed).
How long does it take to perform a myelogram?
A myelography examination is usually completed within 30 to 60 minutes. A CT scan will add another 15 to 30 minutes to the total examination time.
How bad is a myelogram?
Myelography is relatively safe and painless. When a contrast material is injected into the subarachnoid space surrounding the nerve roots and spinal cord, it allows the radiologist to view outlines of the different areas of the spine that usually are not visible or distinguishable on x-rays.
Do you get sedated during a myelogram?
How is a myelogram used to treat back pain?
A myelogram is a special spinal X-ray examination used to help determine the cause of pain, numbness and/or weakness in the back, arms or legs. During the test, a contrast material is injected into the spinal canal to provide an outline of the spinal cord and nerve roots.
How long does it take to get a myelogram done?
For outpatients, please allow four hours for the preparation, procedure, and recovery time. Your healthcare provider will explain the procedure to you and ask if you have any questions. You will be asked to sign a consent form that gives your permission to do the procedure.
How is Flexeril used to treat muscle pain?
It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to your brain. Flexeril is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury. Flexeril may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What kind of drugs can you take before a myelogram test?
The following list of medications may need to be discontinued 48 hours prior to the test, and 24 hours after: 1 Pheothiazine derivatives. 2 Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors. 3 Tricyclic antidepressants. 4 Central Nervous System (CNS) stimulants. 5 Psychoactive drugs described as analeptics, major tranquilizers or anti-psychotic drugs.