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1

3 main parts to all vertebrae

Vetebral body
Transverse process
Spinous process

2

How many cervical vertebrae are there?

7

3

3 ways to identify typical cervical vertebrae

Foramen transversarium
Heart shaped central canal
Short, bifid spinous process

4

How do you X ray to see C1 and C2?

Open mouth view

5

How many thoracic vertebrae are there?

12

6

How can you identify thoracic vertebrae

Articulation with ribs
Oval central spinal canal

7

How many lumbar vertebrae are there?

5

8

How can you identify lumbar vertebrae

Triangular central spinal canal
Long and thing transverse processes

9

Spinal cord is best assessed on...

MRI
Can see cord and fluid around it

10

Spinal cord typically ends between

L1 and L2