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Got my x-ray result and it says. suspicious infiltrates noted in the apical area. suggest apicolordotic view for proper evaluation. what does it means?

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Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See below: The apical area of the lung is the very top portion. I assume what the report says was "suggest ap and lordotic views". Ap (and it's opposite pa) refer to positioning of the cassette and x-ray beam. In ap (anterioposterior) the cassette is placed at your back and the beam directed at your front. Lordotic is a special view on chest x-ray that allows better views of the apices.

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Last updated Mar 2, 2020

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