What is a Cervical-Thoracic Spine X-Ray?

Cervical-Thoracic Spine X-ray may be performed to evaluate the structure of bones and soft tissues from the thoracic all the way to lumbar spine area. It may be used to identify the cause of neck, shoulder, arm, middle back or lower back pain and discomfort.

Who should get this test?

Your doctor might order a thoracic spine X-ray to further investigate:

  • birth defects that affect the spine
  • bone spurs
  • dislocation of a vertebral bone
  • herniated disk
  • injury to the lower spine
  • low back pain
  • multiple sclerosis
  • osteoarthritis
  • pinched nerve
  • scoliosis
  • signs of cancer

Is there radiation involved?

Yes. X-ray is an imaging test which involves a small amount of radiation to show pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body.

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.

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