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.
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