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

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: Was

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.

In brief: Was

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.
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Posterior

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.

In brief: Posterior

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.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Michael Gabor
PA/AP would be the standard abbreviations for that on radiographs
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