II. Indications

III. Disadvantages

  1. Radiation exposure (reduced with spiral CT)
  2. Poor sensitivity for soft tissue changes
  3. Poor accuracy in non-displaced Vertebral Fractures

IV. Advantages

  1. Less sensitive to patient movement compared with MRI
  2. Less expensive than MRI
  3. No contraindication for patient with implantable device

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Ontology: CT of lumbar spine (C0412652)

Concepts Diagnostic Procedure (T060)
SnomedCT 241580002
CPT 72131, 1010395
English CT of lumbar spine (procedure), Computed tomography of lumbar spine (procedure), Computed tomography of lumbar spine, computed tomography of lumbar spine (procedure), lumbar spine CT scan, CT scan of lumbar spine, computed tomography of lumbar spine, Computed tomography, lumbar spine, CT of lumbar spine, CT scan;spine;lumbar, CT scan of the lumbar spine
Spanish TC de columna vertebral lumbar, tomografía computarizada de columna vertebral lumbar (procedimiento), tomografía computarizada de columna vertebral lumbar