The Spine Image Library is a collection of diagnostic, pre-treatment, intra-operative, and post-operative images. Compare your spine images to the ones featured and better understand your spinal condition.
The Library is arranged by spinal condition, and each image features a brief description, such as the patient’s age and sex, diagnosis, and cause of the spinal problem. Additionally, many images are complete patient cases, meaning you can see the progression of the patient’s care from diagnosis through to their final post-operative imaging study.
Here you will find different types of images, such as clinical photographs, x-rays, CT scans, three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions, and MRIs. Image descriptions also explain visual directionality—for example, anteroposterior (AP)—a view of the spine from the front to the back. Many different spinal disorders are presented that affect the cervical (neck), thoracic (chest), lumbar (low back), and sacral (pelvis) spine. Check back often to see new images!