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A question about a neck X-ray test. Is it from front or back?

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David Miller
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In brief: Multiple views

Depending on what they are looking for, a neck x-ray study may look from the front (ap), from the back (pa), the side (lateral), a diagonal (oblique) or even other views.
Often a ct is ordered, in which case many of these views are obtained simultaneously. It depends on the reason for the study and what needs to be seen.

In brief: Multiple views

Depending on what they are looking for, a neck x-ray study may look from the front (ap), from the back (pa), the side (lateral), a diagonal (oblique) or even other views.
Often a ct is ordered, in which case many of these views are obtained simultaneously. It depends on the reason for the study and what needs to be seen.
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