Myelogram (1439)

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Your child has been scheduled for a myelogram in the Imaging (Radiology) department at Children’s Wisconsin Hospital in Milwaukee on_____________ (date) at _____________ (time). 


A myelogram is a special x-ray that is done to check the spinal cord and nerves.   

Special directions

What to stop and when to stop

How the procedure is done 

X-rays of your child’s back will be taken.  After the x-rays are taken, your child’s back will be washed with a special soap.  Towels will then be put on your child’s back. The doctor will wear gloves during the myelogram to keep everything very clean.  An x-ray camera will be used to find the best place on your child’s back to do the test.  The doctor will watch the pictures of your child’s spine on a TV screen.

What are some of the risks?

Follow-up care

Test results

The radiologist will look at all of the x-rays.  A report will be sent to your child’s doctor.  If there are any questions, the radiologist may contact you before you leave the hospital.  Your child’s doctor will talk with you and your family about the results. 


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.