CT Scan Without Dye - Cervical Spine

This test uses X-rays to create detailed images of the bones and discs in your neck (cervical spine).




This test uses X-rays to create detailed images of the bones and discs in your neck (cervical spine).



The spine is made up of thirty-three bones called vertebrae.

  • The top seven vertebrae make up the cervical spine.
  • The lower five cervical vertebrae are separated by discs.
  • The discs act as shock absorbers and allow the spine to be flexible

A CT scan of the neck is a test that uses X-rays to create detailed images of the cervical spine.

Here are some things you should know before having a CT scan:

  • You may be told not to eat or drink for at least four hours before the test.
  • The test is painless, but you must lie still during the exam. Moving can blur the images.
  • Generally, a complete scan takes only a few minutes. New scanners work even faster.

The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.

What should I ask my health care provider before having this test?

  • Can I eat before the test? If not, how many hours before the test should I stop eating?
  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear steps to follow.)
  • What is the reason for the test? Are the test results likely to change my treatment plan? If not, why do I need the test?
  • Are there any less expensive, but effective, alternatives to my getting this test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Spine Scan
Neck Spine Scan
Neck CT Scan
Neck CAT Scan
CT Scan Without Dye - Cervical Spine
CT Scan
Cervical Spine Scan
Cervical Spine CT Scan
Cervical Spine CAT Scan


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