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Ch 9/10 Summary

Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Joints and Foramina Positioning

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The cervical zygapophyseal joints are best visualized in what radiographic position? lateral position
The cervical intevertebral foramina are best visialized in what radiographic position? 45° oblique position with a 15° tube angle
What side is best demonstrated on a posterior oblique projection of the C-spine? the side up or furthest from the image receptor
What side is best demonstrated on an anterior oblique of the C-spine? the side down or closest to the image receptor
What is best demonstrated on a lateral projection of the C-spine? cervical zygapophyseal joints
What is best demonstrated on an oblique projection of the C-spine? cervical intervertebral foramina
What tube angle is used on a posterior oblique projection of the C-spine? 15° cephalad
What tube angle is used on an anterior oblique projection of the C-spine? 15° caudad
The thoracic zygapophyseal joints are best visualized in what radiographic position? 70° oblique position
The thoracic intervertebral foramina are best visualized in what radiographic position? lateral position
What side is best demonstrated on a posterior oblique projection of the T-spine? the side up, furthest from the image receptor
What side is best demonstrated on an anterior oblique projection of the T-spine? the side down, closest to the image receptor
What is best demonstrated on a lateral projection of the T-spine? thoracic intervertebral foramina
What is best demonstrated on an oblique projection of the T-spine? thoracic zygapophyseal joints
What tube angle is needed for a projection of the T-spine? none
The lumbar intervertebral foramina are best visualized in what radiographic position? lateral
The lumbar zygapophyseal joints are best visualized in what radiographic position? 45° oblique
What is best demonstrated on a lateral projection of the L-spine? lumbar intervertebral foramina
What is best demonstrated on an oblique projection of the L-spine? lumbar zygapophyseal joints
What side is best demonstrated on a posterior oblique of the lumbar spine? the side down, or closest to the image receptor
What side is best demonstrated on an anterior oblique of the lumbar spine? the side up, or farthest from the image receptor