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What is a lateral radiograph?
Last Updated: 13th March, 2020
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Considering this, what is a lateral view?
of or relating to the side; situated at, proceeding from, or directed to a side: a lateral view. pertaining to or entailing a position, office, etc., that is different but equivalent or roughly equivalent in status, as distinguished from a promotion or demotion: a lateral move.
Also Know, what is lateral projection? lat·er·al pro·jec·tion radiographic projection with the x-ray beam in a coronal plane.
Hereof, should the lateral chest radiograph be routinely performed?
Modern digital imaging systems result in a lower radiation dose. The diagnostic yield of the lateral chest x-ray is highly dependent on the clinical indications of the patient. Conclusion Review of the literature suggests that the lateral chest radiograph should not be performed routinely unless clinically indicated.
Is lateral up and down or side to side?
There's no actual word (really it's horizonal on another plane), but lateral might be the closest. Lateral has the connotation of side-to-side. In general these words are used to describe something's orientation to the "bottom" for example bottom of the page or the floor and not for movement.