Thoracic spine x-ray

Alternative Names

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

Definition of Thoracic spine x-ray

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

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 8/8/2009

Skeletal spine
Vertebra, thoracic (mid back)
Vertebral column
Intervertebral disk
Anterior skeletal anatomy

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