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Adequacy of the Lateral Cervical Spine X-Ray

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    Sabrina S.
    GB
    Sabrina S.

    An adequate X-ray means seeing vertebrae 1-7 and the first thoracic vertebrae. To ensure this, the swimmers view is used (in the lateral) which means raising one arm and lowering the other. The image is then taken from the side of the raised arm. It ensures that any issues can be spotted.

    Zachary B.
    US
    Zachary B.

    What is adequacy of the lateral cervical spine?

    Muhammed Faiz S.
    ZA
    Muhammed Faiz S.

    A professionals discussion on the x-rays of the left view of the lateral cervical spine. Shows the differences between an adequate view of all 7 vertebra,from the first until the junction of the 7th vertebra. The inadequate view is shown,and then the adequate view is brought in with use of the "swimmer's view". A brief discussion of the thoracic vertebra is also made, which starts again from one directly after the 7th vertebra.

    Julie C.
    GB
    Julie C.

    adequate view means it is a way of seeing all of the cervical spine. ladithal is vertebras 1-5 . swimmers view is where a patient is asked to raise their arms .

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