Bone Densitometry Single Site
What is Bone Densitometry Single Site?
X - Ray Cervical Spine Flexion & Extension View test to visualize the first seven vertebral bones (C1 - C7) of the spinal column (backbone) which are located in the neck region. It is also helpful in visualizing their intervertebral discs and the surrounding soft tissues like skin and muscles.Flexion/extension x-ray views detect subtle ligamentous injuries that are not apparent on routine static views. These specific x-rays are done in order to avoid missing an unstable injury in the cervical spine.
This test is prescribed by the doctor to find the cause of the neck pain or upper back pain that lasts for a long time, look for any injury or fracture of the spinal bones and diagnose any suspected tumors or infections of the spine.