What is Myelography?

  • Myelography, which is often termed as a myelogram, is a radiographic imaging process that is done to inspect the spine and the outer membrane surrounding it.
  • The process involves the injection of a radiographic contrast media or dye into the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the spine.
  • The dye enhances the image quality of the nerve roots and spinal linings around the spine when the image is taken through an x-ray or a CT scan.
  • In general, the entire process is also termed as fluoroscopy.