Overall, MRI is the best noninvasive and detailed imaging study for evaluating the status of the discs and spinal cord. Order MRI if detailed analysis of spinal structures (eg, spinal cord, disc) is indicated. CT scanning may be used as an alternative to MRI in patients with claustrophobia, although disc imaging with CT scanning offers low resolution. Videofluoroscopy is a controversial study used to evaluate increased, decreased, or abnormal segmental movement of the cervical spine. Bone scanning is indicated if a spinal tumor, infection, or occult fracture is suggested.
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