Thoracic spine radiograph (checklist)
The thoracic 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.
These radiographs can be shown in an exam setting, and will have been primarily performed because of a history of pain and/ or trauma.
- Paget's disease
Intervertebral discs/ endplates
- degenerative disc disease
- Modic type 3 endplate changes
- sickle cell disease
- diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)
- ankylosing spondylitis - chalk stick fracture
- chance fracture
- diskitis/ osteomyelitis