X-ray Cervical Spine AP-LAT Flexion & Extension View

What is an X-ray Cervical Spine Flexion & Extension View Test?

Cervical Spine Flexion and Extension on X-Ray View test to visualize the spinal column's first seven cervical vertebrae (C1-C7) (backbone). Flexion/extension x-ray views detect ligamentous lesions undetectable by standard static views. These specialized x-rays are taken to prevent missing damage to the unstable cervical spine.

Why is it Done? 

The doctor gives this test to determine the source of persistent neck or upper back discomfort, identify any suspected tumors or infections of the spine, and rule out any injuries or fractures to the spinal bones.

What is the Procedure for the Cervical Spine Flexion & Extension View Radiograph Test?

The X-Ray technician will explain. 

How does one prepare for the test? 

  • Before the X-ray, you might be asked to go to the bathroom and empty your bladder. You should wear loose-fitting clothing.
  • Notify your technician if you are pregnant, as radiation may harm the baby.

After Care: 

No care is required.

Cost of Cervical Spine Flexion & Extension View Radiology Test in Delhi: 

The cost of the X-Ray imaging for the Cervical Spine Flexion & Extension View Test in Delhi starts at INR 1400.

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Test Type X-ray Cervical Spine AP-LAT Flexion & Extension View
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Preparation
  • Remove the object that contains Metal, such as Jewellery, Hair Clips, Watches, Rings, or any other similar object from scanning part of the body, so as to avoid a bright or blank spot on the diagnostic film.
  • You must inform the technologist, radiology nurse, and/or physician if you have allergies, are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are on medication.
  • Fasting is not required.
  • Doctor’s Prescription if any
  • Bring all documents related to medical history.
  • Carry Your ID Proof.
Reporting

4-6 hours

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