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Table 1 The results of a variable number of vertebrae by spine surgeon and radiologist

From: Rate of presence of 11 thoracic vertebrae and 6 lumbar vertebrae in asymptomatic Chinese adult volunteers

  Spine surgeon Radiologist After joint reconfirmation
7C + 11T + 5L 11 (3.8%) 12 (4.1%) 12 (4.1%)
7C + 11T + 6L 12 (4.1%) 11 (3.8%) 5 (1.7%)
7C + 12T + 4L 2 (0.7%) 0 0
7C + 12T + 6L 12 (4.1%) 10 (3.4%) 11 (3.8%)
7C + 12T + 5L 256 (87.4%) 260 (88.7%) 265 (90.4%)
Total 293 293 293
  1. There was no statistical difference between spine surgeon and radiologist
  2. C cervical vertebrae, T thoracic vertebrae, L lumbar vertebrae