What is a Thoracic Spine X-Ray?

Thoracic spine, also known as T-Spine, has 12 vertebrae that are attached to your rib cage. Thoracic Spine X-ray or T-Spine may be performed to evaluate the structure of bones and soft tissues in the Mid-Back area. It may also be ordered to identify the cause of neck, shoulder, upper back or arm pain and discomfort.

Who should get this test?

Your doctor might order a thoracic-lumbar 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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