The lumbar spine represents the mid-lower segment of the vertebral column and is composed of five adjacent vertebrae. They are convex anteriorly to form a lumbar lordosis. The lumbar spine facet joints allows limited movements and rotation.
Each lumbar vertebra is formed of: A body which is kidney shaped and is convex anteriorly while flattened posteriorly, pedicles and lamina, transverse processes, articular processes and a spinous process.
The CT scan is derived from the file STS_040
The 3D bone model created from this scan can be reviewed at: