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What is X - Ray Cervical Spine AP View?
The cervical spine includes the first seven vertebral bones (C1 - C7) of the backbone, which are located in the neck. During Anterior-Posterior (AP) projection, X-rays pass from the front to the back of the patient. It also visualises intervertebral discs, surrounding skin and muscles. It diagnoses the cause of neck/upper back pain, fractures or broken spinal bones, arthritis, spondylosis, degeneration of the discs, the curvature of spine, infections and tumours.
An X-ray uses radiation to create a picture of the area. After the tests, a radiologist will assess the images and send the report.
A plain X-ray procedure takes 20 minutes. It is a safe and painless procedure as the radiation exposure is minimal.
Why is X - Ray Cervical Spine AP View done?
- To find the cause of the neck pain or upper back pain that lasts for a long time
- To look for any injury or fracture of the spinal bones (vertebrae)
- To diagnose any suspected tumors (abnormal growth), arthritis, osteoporosis (thinning of the bones) or infections of the spine
- To detect any suspected disc problems like spondylolisthesis (dislocation or slipping of one vertebra over the other), degeneration of the disc or herniated disc
- To look for any abnormalities in the curvature of the spine like lordosis (excessive inward curve of spine), kyphosis (excessive outward curve of spine also known as hunch back), scoliosis (side to side abnormal curvature) or birth defects
Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about X - Ray Cervical Spine AP View
Frequently Asked Questions about X - Ray Cervical Spine AP View
Q. What are the drawbacks of a bone X-ray?
X-ray images give a very clear view of the bones. However, it does not provide a good visual image of the soft tissues like tendons, muscles or fat tissue under the skin. Even the bone microfractures or complicated spine injuries are not clearly visible on the X Ray images. Apart from this, it also exposes the patient to some amount of radiations but the benefit of the information gained from an X-ray image outweighs the risk of radiations.
Q. Who interprets the X-ray results?
The interpretation of an X-Ray image is carried out by a radiologist who analyses or reads the X-ray image and prepares a report of the findings which is shared with the patient.
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Focus Diagnostics Centre and Speciality Clinics is a private ownership diagnostic center located in the heart of Rajajinagar, HSR Layout Bangalore and was established on February 7th 2010 with the sole aim of providing world class diagnostic facilities and ambience at affordable price that can cater to a common man. Focus diagnostic also has some 40 superspecialist doctors with considerable pedigree practising at its place, who also believe in the same thought of Focus on providing best...