This X-ray examination produces images (films) of your spinal cord and spinal nerves after contrast (sometimes called dye) is injected into the fluid within the spinal column. Myelography can diagnose specific abnormalities, such as herniated discs, spinal canal narrowing and tumors. These images assist physicians in evaluating your medical condition.
Myelogram: What You Need to Know
A myelogram may be done to assess the spinal cord, subarachnoid space, or other structures for changes or abnormalities. It may be used when another type of exam, such as a standard X-ray, does not give clear answers about the cause of back or spine problems. Myelograms may be used to evaluate many diseases, including herniated discs, spinal cord or brain tumors, infection and/or inflammation of tissues around the spinal cord and brain, spinal stenosis, ankylosing spondylitis, bone spurs, arthritic discs, cysts, or arachnoiditis.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins Radiology for Myelography?
Our diagnostic radiologists have subspecialty training in neuroradiology. Our state-of-the-art equipment and technology is combined with providing the highest level of patient care.
A myelogram may be done on an outpatient basis or as part of a hospital stay. Myelograms are offered at two of our locations.