This eight-page handout helps people prepare for a myelogram, which is a test using contrast dye with x-rays and computed tomography (CT) to view the space around the spinal cord to check for problems affecting the spinal cord and nerves. It contains guidelines to help patients prepare, and includes check boxes where they can indicate if they take specific blood thinners or have diabetes and take metformin (Glucophage), with accompanying recommendations. It provides instructions for what the patient must do on the day of the test, and gives a step-by-step explanation of what will happen during the myelogram and CT scan. The document discusses what the patient can do after the test, and identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called immediately.
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