Lumbar spine radiograph (checklist)

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 4 Mar 2021

The lumbar spine checklist is just one of the many pathology checklists that can be used when reporting to ensure that you always actively exclude pathology that is commonly missed; this is particularly helpful in the examination setting, e.g. the FRCR 2B rapid-reporting.


The lumbar spine can be shown in an exam setting, and will have been primarily performed because of a history of trauma and/ or pain.

Vertebral bodies
Intervertebral discs/endplates
Posterior elements
Soft tissues

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