Cervical Spine Radiograph

The cervical spine radiograph is the third in a series of three x-rays taken prior to the 3D brachial plexus MRI/MRA/MRV scans. This x-ray displays landmark anatomy, and is cross-referenced to the PA chest x-ray and the MRI/MRA/MRV sequences. Some bony abnormalities (such as a cervical rib and elongated tranverse process of C7), if present, will be displayed in the cervical spine radiograph. [Note: This radiograph does not display any of these bony abnormalities.]

A few labels have been placed on the image to assist with identification of landmark anatomy. The fifth cervical vertebra or C5 (5), first thoracic vertebra or T1 (1T), first ribs (FR), clavicles (C), manubrium (M), and trachea (T) are labeled for reference.