Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. All rights reserved.
The side view of the spine (figure 1) shows the normal position of the spinal bones. The spinal cord (not visible in this image) follows the path of the long white arrow. Figure 2 shows shifted spinal bones (short thick arrow) from a fracture that damaged the spinal cord. This person was paralyzed after being ejected during an automobile crash while not wearing a seat belt.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology|
|Last Revised||June 13, 2011|