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What is a lateral X ray?
Last Updated: 9th March, 2020
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Herein, what is lateral view in X rays?
Chest (lateral view) The lateral chest view examines the lungs, bony thoracic cavity, mediastinum, and great vessels. Lateral radiographs can be particularly useful in assessing the retrosternal and retrocardiac airspaces.
Subsequently, question is, what is the point of a lateral chest X ray? The lateral chest view may be performed as an adjunct to a frontal chest radiograph in cases where there is diagnostic uncertainty. The lateral chest view examines the lungs, bony thoracic cavity, mediastinum, and great vessels.
Beside above, 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.
Is a lateral chest x ray necessary?
Despite advances in radiology, the chest X-ray (CXR) has survived as the most frequently requested examination. The lateral CXR is performed with the side of interest closer to the X-ray film, giving an effective dose of 0.05 mSv. If the side is not specified, a left lateral is usually taken.