During an individual's initial examination, an accurate determination of the upper cervical vertebrae's position must be made. Since standard x-ray technology is inadequate for this purpose, precision laser aligned x-ray is used. Unlike conventional equipment, laser-aligned equipment is meticulously adjusted for accuracy using laser technology and a specialized frame designed to maintain its alignment.
In addition, the patient is positioned using an advanced laser system thus eliminating image distortion. The x-ray images are then analyzed to determine the displacement of the upper cervical vertebrae.
The equipment, the x-ray views, and the x-ray analysis are all performed in accordance with IUCCA upper cervical care guidelines.
Every effort is made to keep x-ray exposure to a minimum, including the use of new, state-of-the-art x-ray equipment. Be assured that radiological exams are performed only when clinically necessary to insure proper patient care.
For additional information on the laser-aligned upper cervical x-ray equipment, please contact Leland Huffacher of American X-ray Corp. at 1-800-561-6509 or www.amxray.com.