Cervical Spine X-Ray Lesson – LMFAO

By Michael Dorausch, DC This post is real simple. The goal is to provide an easy to remember acronym to be used when identifying 5 important parts related to the human cervical spine (neck) as shown on the following x-ray. Landmarks highlighted with red letters identify the parts to be remembered. LMFAO – Cervical Spine X-Ray L stands for Lamina – In the cervical spine, the lamina is thin area of bone that helps create a protective ring over the spinal cord. The surgical procedure involving the removal of lamina is referred to as a Laminectomy. The procedure may be […]

X-Ray of Blogging Hand

by Michael Dorausch, DC Have you ever wondered what your hand would look like on an x-ray while using your mouse? Probably not. Either way, I was experiencing some numbness in my right thumb after several days of excessive blogging activity and I thought it would be interesting to see how the bones in my wrist and hand were lining up along with my mouse. I started with my Microsoft cordless mouse and placed it on the cassette that holds the x-ray film. Don’t try this at home. I set the radiology unit on a timer so I’d have time […]

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