The X-Ray of the cervical spine using both oblique views is radiology that helps patients with pain and/or sensations in their upper limbs.
What is an X-Ray Cervical Spine Both Oblique views?
Basically, the radiology performed on the cervical spine with a central ray to diagnose the pain in the patient’s upper limb.
This pain can emerge as a result of the pressure on the nerves coming out from the cervical spine through the intervertebral foramina. This oblique view helps to disclose the intervertebral foramina. The oblique view helps to give away important information on the injury or pain in the patient’s spine.
This method of radiology can also disclose the occurrence of brachialgia.
How is X-Ray Cervical Spine Both Oblique views performed?
This process of radiology tends to provide a clear image of the vertebrae and hence requires these steps:
- You will be required to stand erect.
- Your left or right arm would be close to the image receptor.
- Your face needs to be in a lateral position.
- The interpupillary line will be perpendicular to the image receptor.
Radiology of the spine does not take more than 15 minutes.
Side effects/risks of X-Ray Cervical Spine Both Oblique views
As the patient does not come in direct and continuous exposure to the radiation rays, there are no side effects or risks involved in this method of radiology.
Preparation before performing X-Ray Cervical Spine Both Oblique views
Before going in for the radiology you must ensure:
- You are not wearing anything made of metal.
- You do not have stents or other implantations in you.
- You are wearing comfortable clothes.
Post-care after X-Ray Cervical Spine Both Oblique views
There is no particular follow up after this method of radiology. You may leave as soon as the radiologist has got all the images he needed.
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