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The AP View

Alignment on the A-P view should be evaluated using the edges of the vertebral bodies and articular pillars.

The height of the cervical vertebral bodies should be approximately equal on the AP view.

The height of each joint space should be roughly equal at all levels.

Spinous process should be in midline and in good alignment. If one of the spinous process is displaced to one side, a facet dislocation should be suspected.

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