A radiologic examination of the thoracic spine is an X–ray of the twelve chest thoracic vertebrae. An AP and lateral are basic projections. The X–rays are used in a controlled way to minimize the radiation exposure. The X–ray helps evaluate bone injuries and diseases, fractures, dislocations, osteoporosis and deformities in the curvature of the spine.
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