C-spine - Inadequate Lateral

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C-spine - Inadequate Lateral

  • This image does not show the lower C-spine
  • Careful assessment of the levels visible does not show a fracture
  • Attempts to image the cervico-thoracic junction with further X-rays were unsuccessful and a CT was requested - see below

C-spine - CT - Sagittal plane image

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C-spine - CT - Sagittal plane image

  • (Same patient as above)
  • CT clearly demonstrates a fracture of the C7 vertebral body and loss of alignment at C6/7