A CT scan can be performed of any part of the body that your doctor wishes to see, to help in diagnosis of a problem, to better define a known problem or to monitor for a change.
Depending upon the part of the spine to be imaged you will be positioned either feet first or head first on your back.
If it is your cervical spine you will be head first and your head and neck will pass through the scanner.
If it is your thoracic or lumbar spine you will have your arms up and your legs and abdomen / chest will pass through the scanner.
Before your Scan
There is no preparation required for a CT Spine.