This is an imaging test that uses a special contrast material to view the spinal cord. The contrast material used in the x-ray can help your doctor clearly outline the space containing the spinal cord and nerves.
This is used to detect problems in and around the spinal cord, such as:
- Spinal tumors
- Herniated disks
- Narrowing of the spinal canal
Last reviewedDecember 2012by John C. Keel, MD
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