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Radiology - Spine17

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ATLAS C1 - A ring like vertebrae that supports the skull that has no body and no spinous process
AXIS C2 - Is the vertebra of which the atlas rotates when turning your head side to side.
CERVICAL SPINE Superior Region of the Vertebral Column
Coccyx Most inferior (lower) Portion of the spine (AKA: TAILBONE)
Dens A tooth like projection also known as ODONTOID PROCESS
Facet Articular surface of inter vertebral joints.
Inter vertebral Disc A pad between the vertebra and absorb shock
Kyphotic Curve, Kyphosis A posterior concave curvature of the spine
Lamina, Laminae Any thin, flat layer of membrane or other bulkier tissue; the right or left posterior portion of the vertebral arch.
Lordotic Curve, lordosis An anterior convex curvature of the spine
Lumbar Spine 5 Vertebrae located inferior to the thoracic spine
Pedicle A narrow Stalk-stem-or tube of tissue attached to a tumor
Sacrum 5 Vertebral segments inferior to the lumbar vertebrae. They fuse together in adulthood to form a solid bony structure
Scoliosis An abnormal lateral curvature of the spine
Stenosis Narrowing of a passageway, such as an intervertebral foramen.
Thoracic Spine The dorsal spine, which consists of 12 vertebrae with a Kyphotic curve; located inferior to the cervical spine
Vertebra; Vertebrae Any one of the 33 bones (26 in adults) of the spinal column
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