Radiography

Radiograph of lumbar part of vertebral column, anteroposterior view

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Radiograph of lumbar part of vertebral column, anteroposterior view
This film was obtained through the courtesy of Dr. Melvin J. Figley.
1 . Spinous process vertebra Th. XII (in background)
2 . Pedicle (arch of vertebra) L. I (in background)
3 . Intervertebral articular cavity L. III-IV
4 . Transverse process of vertebra L. IV
5 . Iliac crest
6 . Posterior superior iliac spine
7 . Greater sciatic notch
8 . Promontory (indistinct in film)
9 . Body of vertebra Th. XII (pointers indicate upper and lower borders)
10 . Rib XII
11 . Left pointer: Inferior articular process vertebra L. II Right pointer: Superior articular process vertebra L. III
12 . Intervertebral disc L. III-IV
13 . Psoas major muscle (faint linear shadow of lateral border of muscle)
14 . Lateral part sacrum
15 . Sacroiliac joint