What Does Multilevel Degenerative Changes In The Lower Spine Mean In A Ct Scan Result?

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Definition

A lumbosacral spine CT is a computed tomography scan of the lower spine and surrounding tissues.


Alternative Names

Spinal CT; CT - lumbosacral spine


How the test is performed

You will be asked to lie on a narrow table that slides into the center of the CT scanner. You will need to lie on your back for this test.

Once inside the scanner, the machine's x-ray beam rotates around you. (Modern "spiral" scanners can perform the exam in one continuous motion.)

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