Copyright © 2009 [Gerald R. Aben, MD MSU Department of Radiology]. All rights reserved.
Revised: April 08, 2009
Top 10 Chest Pathologies

 

Spinal compression fractures

 

Frontal projection does not show the compression in this case, however in marked compressions, it may be possible to see the compression on the frontal exam

 

 

The arrow denotes the compressed vertebrae.  Compared to the vertebrae immediately above and below, there is about a 30-40% loss of volume in this case