Images courtesy of Imaging Center At Boot Ranch

Severe Kyphosis Rendering Recumbent Imaging Impossible

Sagittal images of the lumbosacral (6A) and thoracic (6B) spines in the upright-seated position shows compression of two thoracic vertebral bodies. This was ultimately found to be due to osteoporosis. The patient suffered from sufficiently marked kyphosis to render recumbent imaging impossible by either computed tomography or MRI.

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