What is a spinal series?

What is a Davis series cervical spine?

A Davis series of the cervical spine means a complete study and generally involves seven views. The CPT codes for the thoracic spine: 72070 (thoracic spine, two views) 72072 (thoracic spine, three views) 72074 (thoracic spine, minimum of four views)

Can a chest xray show spine problems?

A chest X-ray also shows the bones of your spine and chest, including your breastbone, your ribs, your collarbone, and the upper part of your spine. A chest X-ray is the most common imaging test or X-ray used to find problems inside the chest.

Is a herniated disc in the neck permanent?

Most of the time, pain associated with a herniated disc goes away on its own over a period of weeks or months and does not cause permanent damage to the spine or nerves. A herniated disc can occur in any part of the spine, but it is most common in the lower back (the lumbar spine) and the neck (the cervical spine).

What is MRI of cervical spine?

Definition. A cervical MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan uses energy from strong magnets to create pictures of the part of the spine that runs through the neck area (cervical spine). MRI does not use radiation (x-rays). Single MRI images are called slices. The images can be stored on a computer or printed on film.

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What kVp range would you use for a lumbar spine exam?

The lumbar spine is extremely thick and dense, requiring settings in the 90-100 kVp range.

What is a lumbar spine?

The lumbar spine (lower back) consists of five vertebrae in the lower part of the spine, between the ribs and the pelvis. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, compressing the nerves traveling through the lower back into the legs.