2 CXR position

Chest X-Ray taken in the position shown in image will be named ?
a. AP view
b. PA view
c. Left antero oblique view (LAO)
d. Right antero oblique view (RAO)

Ans : D - Right Anterior oblique.. Here the nomenclature is by the part touching the cassette. (This nomenclature is similar to lateral views i.e Right lateral means Right side of patient touches the cassette )


  1. When do u need LAO and RAO views?

  2. In certain Pathologies involving the lung fields, abnormal cardiac shadows and mediastinal structures (where the other views might cause overlapping of the structures and it becomes difficult to identify the lesion)


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