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Why is the Apicolordotic view recommended in a chest X-ray?

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Dr. Vivek Chail

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Posted on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Hi, was informed that APICOLORDOTIC VIEW IS RECOMMENDED FOR FURTHER EVALUATION

HEART ISNT ENLARGED

TRACHEA IS AT MIDLINE

BOTH COSTOPHRENIC SULCI ARE INTACT

Any reason to be worried about?

Morning Dr.,

Thanks for your prompt reply.

So another chest X-Ray with a pointed and dipper view/evaluation is required?

Best regards,
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Apicolordotic view is to better visualise upper lobes of lungs

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

Apicolordotic view chest xray will show any lung changes in the upper lobes of lungs. It is recommended when there is doubt in chest xray PA view regarding any suspicious opacities in the upper lobes.

There is no need to worry and it is only to clear a small doubt of anything wrong in upper lobes.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,



Brief Answer:
Another chest xray to see upper lobes clearly

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing back with an update.

There is a need for a second chest xray in the recommended position to be double sure that nothing is missed.

Regards,

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