A C-Spine (Cervical Spine) X-Ray is a safe and painless test that involves using some amount of radiation to take pictures of the bones behind your neck. These bones are called the cervical vertebrae. They also reveal the adenoids and the epiglottis. LAT is an abbreviation for “lateral”, and this projection is very important to show the cervicothoracic junction and any trauma or damage inflicted on it.
You will be required to lie down in a supine or sit in an erect position depending on the nature of the injury. It’s advisable to follow the instructions given to you by the experts during the process.
The test reports reveal: Thinning of your bones due to osteoporosis. Enlarging of the adenoids or tonsils. Spinal deformities Swelling around the vocal chords. Abnormal growth on the bones. Bone tumours or cysts.
Remove any clothing or metallic accessory from the upper part of your body You will be required to lie down in a supine position or sit erect and your shoulders will be adjusted accordingly. You will be required to adjust your chin depending on the clinician’s instructions. A cervical collar may be place around your neck. The X-Ray machine then moves on to your neck and captures the images of the inner parts.