Medical professionals use X-ray pictures of the neck to find or diagnose fractured or broken bones in the neck, swelling of the airway, bone tumors or cysts, and joint dislocations, according to Healthline. X-rays of the... More »

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An X-ray record of the spinal cord is called a myelogram, states the Mayfield Clinic. Regular X-rays do not show the interior of the spinal canal, but the contrast dye used during a myelogram makes it possible to see the... More »

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Spinal X-rays can diagnose arthritis of the joints between the vertebrae, the breakdown of the discs between the spinal bones, fractures, dislocations and various other disorders, states WebMD. Spinal X-rays can also hel... More »

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Spinal X-rays can diagnose arthritis of the joints between the vertebrae, the breakdown of the discs between the spinal bones, fractures, dislocations and various other disorders, states WebMD. Spinal X-rays can also hel... More »

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A lumbar spine X-ray helps doctors find abnormalities in the lower spine area, such as broken bones, fractures, thinning bones due to osteoporosis, slipped discs and abnormal curves, according to the U.S. National Librar... More »

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The barium swallow test is an X-ray examination of the back of the mouth, the throat and the esophagus. The subject swallows a barium sulfate mixture, which clings to the structures to provide contrast for the X-rays, ac... More »

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Medical professionals check the neurological functions of patients by conducting a neuro exam that assesses their mental status, overall motor function, reflexes and sensory ability, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. ... More »

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