CT of the Cervical Spine: Anatomy

The images below are reconstructions obtained from a scan of the cervical spine. Each row of three thumbnails correspond to a given level and the green cross indicates the reference planes for each image of this Level.

CT of the Cervical Spine, axial reconstruction. Level 1. Image 1.
1, Intervertebral disc C3-C4. 2, Vertebral body (C3). 3, Uncinate process C4. 4, Transverse process of C4. 5, Lamina. 6, Superior articular process of C4.

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, axial reconstruction. Level 1. Image 1.
    1, Intervertebral disc C3-C4. 2, Vertebral body (C3). 3, Uncinate process C4. 4, Transverse process of C4. 5, Lamina. 6, Superior articular process of C4.

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, coronal reconstruction. Level 1. Image 2.
    Arrow, Atlantooccipital joint. 1, Transverse process of C4 (right side). 2, Uncinate process C4.

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, sagittal reconstruction. Level 1. Image 3
    1, Anterior arch of l'atlas (C1). 2, Intervertebral space (disc) C3-C4. 3, Vertebral foramen. 4, Spinous process of C2. 5, Posterior arch of C1. 6, Vertebral body C5.

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, axial reconstruction. Level 2. Image 1.
    1, Anterior tubercle of transverse process - C4. 2, Vertebral body - C4. 3, Transverse foramen. 4, Lamina. 5, Spinous process of C4. 6, Posterior tubercle of transverse process - C4.

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, coronal reconstruction. Level 2. Image 2.
    1, Atlantooccipital joint. 2, Atlanto-axial joint. 3, Transverse process of C4 (left side).

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, sagittal reconstruction. Level 2. Image 3.
    1, Anterior arch of l'atlas (C1). 2, Dens (Axis-C2) 3, Posterior arch of l'Atlas (C1). 4, Spinous process of C2. 5, Vertebral foramen. 6, Epiglottis.

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, axial reconstruction. Level 3. Image 1.
    1, Transverse foramen 2, Vertebral body, C4. 3, Spinous process, C4. 4, Lamina. 5, Pedicle

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, coronal reconstruction. Level 3. Image 2.
    1, Occipital condyle. 2, Transverse process of C4 (right side). 3, Transverse process of C4 (left side).

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, sagittal reconstruction. Level 3. Image 3.
    1, Anterior arch (atlas - C1). 2, Dens (Axis-C2). 3, Posterior arch (Atlas-C1). 4, Spinous process of C2. 5, Vertebral foramen. 6, Pharynx. 7, Epiglottis.

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, axial reconstruction. Level 4. Image 1.
    1, Transverse process, C4. 2, Vertebral body, C4. 3, Intervertebral foramen. 4, Inferior articular process of C4. 5, Vertebral foramen. 6, Spinous process of C4. 7, Superior articular process of C5.

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, coronal reconstruction. Level 4. Image 2.
    1, Transverse process of C3 (right side). 2, Uncinate process C4.

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, sagittal reconstruction. Level 4. Image 3.
    1, Anterior arch of l'Atlas (C1). 2, Posterior arch of l'Atlas (C1). 3, Spinous process of C2. 4, Vertebral foramen. 5, Pharynx.

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, axial reconstruction. Level 5. Image 1.
    1, Transverse process of C4. 2, Vertebral body C4. 3, Inferior articular process of C4. 4, Spinous process of C4. 5, Superior articular process of C5.

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, coronal reconstruction. Level 5. Image 2.
    1, Transverse process of C4 (right side). 2, Intervertebral space (disc) C4-C5.

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, sagittal reconstruction. Level 5. Image 3.
    1, Pharynx. 2, Dens (Axis-C2) 3, Vertebral foramen. 4, Spinous process of C2.

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, axial reconstruction. Level 6 (last level). Image 1.
    1, Intervertebral foramen 2, Vertebral body C4. 3, Uncinate process C5. 4, Intervertebral disc C4-C5. 5, Lame (C5). 6, Superior articular process of C5.

  • CT of the Cervical Spine, coronal reconstruction. Level 6 (last level). Image 2.
    1, Transverse process of C5 (right side). 2,Transverse process of C4 (left side).

  • . CT of the Cervical Spine, sagittal reconstruction. Level 6 (last level). Image 3. 1, Dens (axis-C2). 2, Spinous process of C2. 3, Vertebral foramen.

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