The role of radiography in the study of spinal disorders
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AuthorRuiz Santiago, Fernando; Láinez Ramos-Bossini, Antonio Jesús; J. Wáng, Yì Xiáng; López Zúñiga, Daniel
Ame Publ. CO
SpineRadiographyBack painSpinal disorderSpinal curvatureOsteoporotic fracture
Santiago, F. R., Ramos-Bossini, A. J. L., Wáng, Y. X. J., & Zúñiga, D. L. (2020). The role of radiography in the study of spinal disorders. Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery, 10(12), 2322. [http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/qims-20-1014]
Despite the growing use of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the study of spinal disorders, radiography still plays an important role in many conditions affecting the spine. However, the study and interpretation of spine radiograph is receiving less attention and radiologists are increasingly unfamiliar with the typical findings in normal and pathologic conditions of the spine. The aim of this article is to review the radiologic indications of radiograph in different pathologic conditions that affect the spine, including congenital, traumatic, degenerative, inflammatory, infectious and tumour disorders, as well as their main radiographic manifestations.