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Flashcards in The Lumbar Spine Deck (6)
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1

What are the most commonly injured levels of the lower spine?

Thoracolumbar (T11-L2)

2

_____ is the initial imaging study for lumbar spine patients with the exception of ______ patients, who are evaluated by ___.

X-ray
High Risk Trauma
CT scan

3

What 3 clinical conditions have been researched by the ACR Appropriateness criteria for the lumbar spine?

Suspected spine trauma
Acute LBP
Myelopathy

4

What condition has been included in the diagnostic imaging pathway for the lumbar spine?

Acute low back pain

5

What are the 5 X-rays views of the lumbar spine?

AP
Lateral
Oblique
L5-S1
SI AP

6

What are 2 variations of CT imaging used to examine the lumbar spine?

CT myelogram: inject contrast into subarachnoid space before CT

CT with contrast: contrast injected into bloodstream before CT