Hi, all. I am having surgical consultations to find the best MD to do my lumbar fusion. I've seen two surgeons already. The first took a series of 7 x-rays. The second did an epidural under fluoroscopy to help me with acute pain. The third (and final) MD that I'm planning to see wants me to have a catscan in order to evaluate for surgery. I really don't want to be exposed to any more radiation! Advice????