Lumbar spine pathology (e.g. spondylolisthesis) tends to be exacerbated in the upright position and relieved with recumbency. Most other spinal imaging procedures are performed in the supine position (e.g. CT, magnetic resonance imaging). Standing radiographs provide the opportunity to obtain valuable information about spinal alignment in the erect weight-bearing position.
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