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3D CT Dorso-Lumbar Spine
What is 3D CT Dorso-Lumbar Spine?
3D CT Dorso-Lumbar Spine is a non-invasive, diagnostic imaging technique that captures clear images of the internal condition of the lower spinal region. It can detect herniated discs, pinched nerves, spinal tumors, soft tissue or bone injury, and blood vessel constriction. A high beam of X-rays takes hundreds of 2D images at different angles and cross-sections that combine to form final 3D images of the spine. The scan takes around 15 to 30 minutes.
Some people may experience mild side effects like nausea and stomach issues due to X-ray exposure. Pregnant women must inform the doctor and avoid radiation scans as it is harmful to the baby. The expert doctor will prescribe the medicines according to the spinal problem detected in the 3D CT images.
Why is 3D CT Dorso-Lumbar Spine done?
- • To detect the cause of any unexplained lower back pain • To detect fractures, inflammations, or infections of the vertebral bones not visible on a simple X-ray • To detect and diagnose herniated disc, which is the commonest cause of lower back pain • To detect malformations or genetic defects during spinal development in children • To direct intervention procedures like fine needle biopsy • To detect any infection, injury or inflammation of the soft tissues like muscle, and ligaments of the spine • To diagnose any suspected infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones and arthritis (inflammation of the joints)