What is the role of CT scanning in the diagnosis of cervical disc disease?

Updated: Apr 16, 2020
  • Author: Michael B Furman, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Dean H Hommer, MD  more...
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    Postdiscography axial computed tomography (CT) sca Postdiscography axial computed tomography (CT) scan demonstrating right posterolateral subligamentous protrusion.
  • CT scans delineate cervical spine fracture and are used extensively in trauma cases.

  • Helical or spiral CT scanning generates an infinite number of images after data acquisition, providing more information for detailed fracture evaluation than does conventional CT scanning


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