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A CT image of the cervical spine showing a fracture

CT image of the cervical spine demonstrates an acute fracture of the first cervical vertebra. Classic Jefferson fractures involve the anterior and posterior arches, which this illustration clearly reveals.

Note: Images are shown for illustrative purposes. Do not attempt to draw conclusions or make diagnoses by comparing these images to other medical images, particularly your own. Only qualified physicians should interpret images; the radiologist is the physician expert trained in medical imaging.