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Suspicious densities overlying the right first anterior rib, apicolordotic view is suggested. What is the meaning of it?

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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: AP lordotic view

The x-ray technician will take an additional view of your chest to help see the apex (top) of your lung.
This area is difficult to see on a regular chest x-ray because of the ribs and collar bone. Sometimes a tumor in that area can cause pancoast syndrome, but it is rare.

In brief: AP lordotic view

The x-ray technician will take an additional view of your chest to help see the apex (top) of your lung.
This area is difficult to see on a regular chest x-ray because of the ribs and collar bone. Sometimes a tumor in that area can cause pancoast syndrome, but it is rare.
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
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Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology

In brief: Clarification

Xrays take a 3d structure (you) and create a 2d image.
Multiple structures overly one another. Sometimes this can cause an abormality to be hidden; sometimes this can falsely create an abnormality. Getting an additional view is a way to see if there is a real abnormality (and if it is, try to characterize it further) or if the "density" is from overlapping structures.

In brief: Clarification

Xrays take a 3d structure (you) and create a 2d image.
Multiple structures overly one another. Sometimes this can cause an abormality to be hidden; sometimes this can falsely create an abnormality. Getting an additional view is a way to see if there is a real abnormality (and if it is, try to characterize it further) or if the "density" is from overlapping structures.
Dr. Amy Levine
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: Could be TB

Minimal TB affecting top part of lungs is best visualized on film taken with patient in lordotic position.

In brief: Could be TB

Minimal TB affecting top part of lungs is best visualized on film taken with patient in lordotic position.
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