Cervical Spine or Neck X-ray Radiography

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cervical (Neck) - Radiography

The 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:


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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