X-ray Lumbar Spine Extension

What is an X-ray Lumbar Spine Extension Test?

This examination employs X-rays to obtain pictures of the 5-vertebrae lumbar spine. This test is used to determine if the spine is unstable in spondylolisthesis, a condition that causes lower back discomfort. The patient is asked to lean back from the lower back for the extension view.

Why is it done? 

  • To identify spine tumors, arthritis, osteoporosis, or infections
  • To identify potential disc issues such as spondylolisthesis or disc degeneration.
  • To examine for anomalies in the spine's curvature, such as lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis, or birth deformities.
  • To find the reason for the long-lasting lower back discomfort.

What is the Procedure for the Lumbar Spine Ext. Radiograph Test?

The X-Ray technician will explain. 

How does one prepare for the test? 

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing. No preparation is needed.
  • If you are pregnant, notify your technician, as radiation may harm the baby.

After Care: 

No care is required.

Cost of Lumbar Spine Ext. Radiology Test in Delhi: 

The cost of the X-Ray imaging for the Lumbar Spine Extension Test in Delhi starts at INR 350.

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Test Type X-ray Lumbar Spine Extension
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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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