Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Radiography

Radiograph of lumbar part of vertebral column, right lateral view

Image #210-6

KEYWORDS: Bones joints cartilage, Lumbar region, Vertebral column.

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Radiography
Radiograph of lumbar part of vertebral column, right lateral view
The vertebral column is viewed from in front and to the right so that the intervertebral articular cavities (3) of the left side may be seen in profile. Details of the articulations on the right side are obscured by the overlapping shadows of hte spinous processes, pedicles and laminae of the arches. This film was obtained through the courtesy of Dr. Melvin J. Figley.
1 . Overlapping shadows of spinous processes and arches (area indicated extends vertically throughout film)
2 . Superior articular process vertebra L. III
3 . Intervertebral articular cavity
4 . Inferior articular process vertebra L. II
5 . Intermediate sacral crest
6 . Ilium
7 . Rib XII
8 . Transverse process of vertebra L. III (in background)
9 . Body of vertebra L. III
10 . Intervertebral disc L. IIl-IV
11 . Pedicle (arch of vertebra) L. IV (in background)
12 . Iliac crest
13 . Lateral part sacrum
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