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Are you skeptical about screening cervical spine? Here are the significant things that you need to know about it.

What is screening cervical spine?

MRI scan is used for screening cervical spine which is accomplished with the help of radio waves and magnetic field to produce clear images. Screening the cervical spine is painless and produces 3-dimensional images of your neck and spine with the help of a computer. Screening cervical spine is done to diagnose tumors in bones, herniated discs, aneurysms, etc…  [1]

How is screening cervical spine performed?

Screening cervical spine using MRI is carried out in a hospital or in a medical facility.

  • Takes 30 minutes for the complete procedure.
  • You will be made to lie down in a bed that slides into the scanner.
  • Earplugs will be provided to minimize the noise during scanning.
  • You will be asked to stay still during scanning to prevent blurry images.

These images produced by screening cervical spine using MRI are then developed into 3d images with the help of a computer.  [3]

Side effects of screening cervical spine

Screening cervical spine using MRI is a lot safer as they do not use any radiation.

  • Not considered safe for the fetus.
  • Contrast agent injected into the body may cause allergic reactions.
  • Might feel nervous anxious to lie still during scanning. [1]

Preparation before screening cervical spine

You do not have to make any special preparation for screening cervical spine

  • Wear comfortable loose-fitting cloth.
  • Remove all metal accessories including pacemakers, intrauterine device, etc..
  • Take any relaxation medication by consulting with your doctor if you think you might feel anxious when screening cervical spine. [2]

Post care after screening cervical spine

You can continue your normal routine and do not have to follow any special diet after screening cervical spine.

  • Do not perform any physical activity if you have taken any relaxation medicine.
  • Drink lots of fluids if you have taken any contrast dye when screening cervical spine. [2]

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