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T-SPINE

POSITIONING OF THE T-SPINE EXAMS

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Where should you center for an AP T-Spine? Perpendicular to IR, enters T7- 3"-4" inferior to jugular notch.
What anatomy is demonstrated on a Lateral T-Spine? "Box-like" vertebral bodies, spinous processes, intervertebral joints & intervertebral foramina T3-T12.
Where should you center for a Lateral T-Spine? CR is perpendicular to IR, enters T7- 3"-3" inferior to jugular notch.
What position should the patient be in for a Lateral T-Spine? Patient should be lateral to IR, recumbent, flex knees have them on top of each other & get hips aligned perfectly lateral, arms are 90 degrees to body (prayer position)
What position should the patient be in for an AP T-Spine? Patient should be supine, flex knees & hips.
What anatomy is demonstrated on an AP T-Spine? Vertebral bodies & intervertebral joints of T1-T12, spinous and transverse processes, costovertebral articulations.
Created by: ABIGAILDRAKE1984