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Overview Brief

Diagnostic imaging tests like X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine Ext and Flex View are painless, non-invasive methods to study and diagnose abnormalities in the lumbar vertebrae.

What is X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine Ext and Flex View?

The X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine Ext and Flex View is basically an imaging technique that is done in the lower back.

  • In this view, the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae are seen[1].
  • The intervertebral discs and surrounding tissues are also visible.
  • Dense structures like bones appear white & soft tissues appear darker.
  • Commonly used to detect spondylosis.

The amount of radiation exposure during the X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine Ext and Flex View is only a few seconds.

How is X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine Ext and Flex View performed?

When you arrive for your X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine Ext and Flex View, you will be asked to change into a loose gown.

  • You may be asked to sit or lie down based on your condition.
  • You will be asked to change positions to get views from different angles.
  • When an extension view is needed in the X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine Ext and Flex View, you will be asked to lean back[3].
  • In a flexion view, you will be asked to bend forward.

If the X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine Ext and Flex View are being taken in a spinal injury patient he/she will not be asked to move in different angles.

Side effects/risks of X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine Ext and Flex View

There are no side effects of getting an X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine Ext and Flex View unless there are multiple radiation exposures.

Preparation before performing X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine Ext and Flex View

When you come for an X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine Ext and Flex View:

  • You will be asked to remove metallic items on your body.
  • Inform the doctor or a technician about pacemakers or implants present.
  • The X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine Ext and Flex View don’t need any specific preparations[2].

Post-care after X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine Ext and Flex View

There are no post-care measures advised after an X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine Ext and Flex View.

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