Cervical Spine X-ray Exam

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cervical (Neck) - Radiography

neck xrayThe neck is the region between the head and the chest. When performing a normal cervical spine x ray in examination purposes it is divided in posterior (back) and anterior (front) portions in accordance with the tissue composition and function of the structures.

To demonstrate the bone structure in the neck here are some radiographic procedures:

Dens


Atlas and Axis


Atlas and Dens


Cervical Vertibrae

  • AP Axial Projection
  • R or L Lateral or Grandy Method
  • R or L Lateral Hyperflexion or Hyperextension
  • AP Projection or Ottenello Method

Cervical Intervertebral Foramina

  • AP Axial Oblique RPO and LPO
  • AP Oblique Hyperextension or Hyperflexion
  • PA Axial Oblique RAO and LAO

Cervical and Upper Thoracic Vertebrae : Vertibral Arch (pillars)

  • AP Axial
  • AP Axial Oblique R and L head rotations
  • PA Axial Oblique R and L head rotations

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