LBA, fracture stability
Intervertebral foramina L1 to L4, vertebral bodies, intervertebral joints, spinous processes, and L5 to S1 junction
Patient is in erect position.
For flexion tell the patient to bend forward from lower back as much as possible by flexing their lower spine
For extension tell the patient to lean backward as much as possible by extending their lower spine
Size: 14’’x17’’ Orientation: Portrait
At the level of iliac crest
Superiorly include the T12/L1 junction, inferiorly include sacral region and anteriorly to include the anterior border of lumbar vertebrae bodies posteriorly include spinous processes