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Why would the word "post" be stamped on a radiology image?

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Dr. Michael Gabor answered

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology

Contrast administered? Then "post" might mean it is a post contrast image. It also might mean the type of view that was performed, i.e. a posterior view of a body part. It also might mean a post voiding image in certain types of bladder studies. So it depends.

Answered Oct 22, 2017



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Dr. Gerald Mandell answered

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine

POST is abbreviation for posterior vs anterior projection. This means X-ray beam enters posterior aspect of body and exits anteriorly, referred to as posterior anterior. Anterior posterior is the opposite.

Answered Aug 4, 2017


Dr. David Dinhofer answered

Specializes in Radiology

In addition, "post" could mean following a procedure such as draining fluid from a lung or putting a catheter in a central vein.

Answered Nov 29, 2020



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