Pre-Surgery Flexion/Extension X Rays?
I have to go to the hospital in the AM to have my pre-surgery tests -- EKG, Blood, etc No worries -- when I turned 50 last year, my MD took great relish in ordering every scan and invasive procedure known to medical science. Heart Scan, Body Scan, Lung Scan, Colonoscopy, you name it!
Anyway, I am having Flexion/Extension X Rays tomorrow. What can these show that MRI doesn't? I though MRI was the gold standard. I understand that things may look a little different when the neck is flexed or extended, but why X-Ray and not do the same thing in MRI?
Thanks for all the support. Fighting a little cold -- swollen glands, etc. Probably stress!