Jefferson University Hospitals


If your physician suspects you have a herniated disc, bone spur, cyst or a tumor on your spinal cord or brain, you may need to have a myelogram.

What Does a Myelogram Involve?

A myelogram, also known as myelography, is performed to assess the spinal cord, subarachnoid space or other structures for abnormalities, particularly when another type of examination, such as a standard X-ray, is inconclusive.

The contrast dye is injected into your spinal column allowing the radiologist to view the area more clearly than with standard X-rays of the spine.

Myelograms are performed by Jefferson neuroradiologists in Philadelphia. Our radiologists have access to a myelography suite and perform more than 200 myelograms each year.