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When should an apicolordotic view of a chest X-ray be done?

Hello gudpm doc im mea sua 26 years of age.....latety i went to doctor hospiral avenue ...i was examine my xray laboratory and i found out that i was diagnosetic remarkable that i have a ApiCoLorDotiC view is sUGgEsTED fOR fURthEr evLuatiOn..what can i do`thank u
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
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Hello,

An apical lordotic view of a chest x-ray is to have a better visualization of the upper lobes of the lungs. It is suggested when there is doubt in chest x-ray PA view regarding any suspicious opacities in the upper lobes. There's a need for a second chest x-ray in the recommended position to be double sure that nothing is missed.

It's done to specifically look for diseases affecting the top of the lung ('apices') like tuberculosis, and other respiratory disorders. So, get the suggested view done to clear the small doubt of anything wrong in upper lobes.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali
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