Computed tomography of the lumbar spine
Computed tomography (CT) of the lumbar spine is a non-invasive examination that allows you to study in detail the structure of the lower back. Layered imaging makes it possible to identify pathologies and structural changes in the early stages, prescribe effective treatment and prevent further development of the disease.
CT scan of the lumbar spine informs the doctor about the condition of the vertebral discs, spinal cord and ligaments. The method assists in the detection of hematomas, fractures, tumors, inflammation and other changes.
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Indications and contraindications
CT scan of the lumbar spine performed to detect various disorders and pathologies. The reasons for seeking medical attention and referral to diagnosis include:
- the occurrence of discomfort and back pain;
- muscle weakness;
- numbness of the lower extremities;
- dysfunction of the pelvic organs;
- suspected intervertebral hernia;
- preparation for surgery or medical therapy evaluation.
To improve the quality of the images and survey vessels procedure is carried out with contrast. The drug is administered intravenously and is distributed throughout the body, accumulating in the foci of inflammation.
There are also factors in which CT is not recommended:
- pregnancy and lactation;
- allergy to iodine-containing drugs;
- inability to remain calm.
Discuss the characteristics of the organism in the preliminary doctor's office in order to avoid a negative impact on health.
How the procedure works
During the diagnosis, the patient is placed horizontally on the tomographic table. Built-in speaker and microphone box lets you stay connected with your doctor during the session. The call button will immediately notify the specialist of any problems.
CT scan of the lumbar spine is carried out quickly enough and does not require special training. The doctor collects the necessary tests and then prescribes a treatment diagnosis.
You can sign up for computed tomography of the lower back by phone in Moscow: +7 (495) 775-73-60. We will help you improve your health.