How To Read Cervical Spine X-rays?

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Definition

A thoracic spine x-ray is an x-ray of the twelve chest (thoracic) vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated by flat pads of cartilage that cushion them.


Alternative Names

Vertebral radiography; X-ray - spine; Thoracic x-ray; Spine x-ray; Thoracic spine films; Back films


How the test is performed

The test is done in a hospital radiology department or in the health care providers office. You will lie on the x-ray table and will be asked to lay in different positions. If the x-ray is to...

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