Frequent question: Which of the following are demonstrated in the lateral projection of the cervical spine?

What anatomical structures are best demonstrated on a lateral cervical spine?

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Question Answer
what anatomical structure of the C spine is best demonstrated by the lateral projection? the zygapophyseal joints
a breathing technique is used to advantage when taking which projection of the spine? lateral T spine

Which of the following are well visualized on a lateral image of the cervical spine?

The correct answer is (A). Intervertebral joints are well visualized in the lateral projection of all the vertebral groups. Cervical articular facets (forming zygapophyseal joints) are 90° to the midsagittal plane and are therefore well demonstrated in the lateral projection.

Which of the following are best demonstrated on a lateral lumbar spine?

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Question Answer
Which projection best demonstrates the intervertebral foramina of the lumbar spine AP oblique
A lateral lumbar spine image should clearly demonstrate the intervertebral foramina, spinous processes, and disk spaces

Where is the measurement taken for a lateral view of the thorax?

Where is the measurement taken for a lateral view of the thorax? Caudal border of the scapula.

What is abnormal lateral curvature of the spine called?

Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. It is most often diagnosed in childhood or early adolescence. The spine’s normal curves occur at the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions in the so-called “sagittal” plane.

Which of the following is another name for C2?

The Axis is the second cervical vertebra or C2. It is a blunt tooth–like process that projects upward. It is also referred to as the ‘dens’ (Latin for ‘tooth’) or odontoid process. The dens provides a type of pivot and collar allowing the head and atlas to rotate around the dens.

What is the rationale for using a 72 inch SID for the lateral projection of the cervical spine?

What is the rationale for using a 72-inch SID for the lateral projection of the cervical spine? This SID helps to overcome the magnification caused by the increased OID of the position. What anatomical structures of the cervical spine are best demonstrated by the lateral projection? Zygapophyseal joints.

Where is the measurement taken for a hyperextended lateral view of the cervical spine?

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T or F To obtain optimal radiographs of the spine, the disk spaces must be nearly perpendicular to the tabletop and in parallel alignment with each other. true
Where is the measurement taken for a hyperextended lateral view of the cervical spine? T2-3
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What is a cervical Davis Series?

The cervical spine series is a set of radiographs taken to investigate the bony structures of the cervical spine, albeit commonly replaced by the CT, the cervical spine series is an essential trauma radiograph for all radiographers to understand.

How much is a cervical xray?

Specific X-Ray Procedures and National Cost Averages

Price Range
Neck X-Ray Cost Average $220 – $2,100
Pituitary Saddle X-Ray Cost Average $90 – $1,500
Chest X-Ray Cost Average $210 – $6,100
Breastbone X-Ray Cost Average $160 – $1,500

Where is the central ray directed for a lateral projection of the lumbar spine?

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Term Which of the following describes the central ray centering point for the L5-S1 lateral projection? Definition 2 inches posterior to the ASIS and 1 1/2 inches below the iliac crests
Term Where is the 14X17 inch (35X43 cm) central ray directed for a lateral lumbosacral spine Definition Iliac crests

What are the lateral projections on a typical vertebra called?

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Question Answer
What are the lateral projections on a typical vertebra called? Transverse processes
When viewed from the anatomic position, what type of natural curve is found in the thoracic spine? Concave
What is the name of the process that projects upward from the body of the second cervical vertebra? Dens

Why should the hips and knees be flexed for an AP projection of the lumbar spine?

Why should knees and hips be flexed for an AP projection of the lumbar spine? Opens the intervertebral disk space by reducing the normal lumbar curvature of the spine.

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