What is chest PA & LAT?

What is chest PA & LAT?

Chest X-ray (a) posterio-anterior (PA) view and (b) lateral (LAT) view of normal cardiac anatomy shows the aorta (AO), pulmonary artery (PA), right ventricle (RV), left ventricle (LV), and right atrium (RA).

What is PA xray?

PA projection X-rays pass from the posterior to the anterior of the patient – hence Posterior-Anterior (PA) projection. The image is viewed as if looking at the patient face-to-face.

What is lateral chest?

The lateral chest view examines the lungs, bony thoracic cavity, mediastinum, and great vessels.

Why do we do lateral chest?

The lateral chest view can be particularly useful in assessing the retrosternal and retrocardiac airspaces. If locating a specific pulmonary opacity within the chest cavity, it would be useful for requesting doctors to ensure that the side of the opacity is mentioned in their clinical notes.

Why do chest xrays show PA?

The PA view is frequently used to aid in diagnosing a range of acute and chronic conditions involving all organs of the thoracic cavity. Additionally, it serves as the most sensitive plain radiograph for the detection of free intraperitoneal gas or pneumoperitoneum in patients with acute abdominal pain.

How do PA and AP chest X-ray differ?

and with the X-ray beam passing through the patient from Posterior to Anterior (PA).

  • Anterior-Posterior (AP) projection. Sometimes it is not possible for radiographers to acquire a PA chest X-ray.
  • AP v PA – Heart size.
  • AP v PA – Scapular edges.
  • What is a CXR PA lateral?

    A CXR PA Lateral is a chest X-ray with two parts : 1- In the first one (PA, postero-anterior chest x-rays), in this view, the patient stands on front of you. 2- The second one, the patient stands laterally (a lateral chest x-rays view), in this view, the patient faces toward the left. With this test,…

    What is lateral chest X ray?

    Lateral Chest Radiography . Chest Lateral Projection is an x-ray examination of thoracic visceral structures with patient rotated 90° from PA or AP position. Pathology on chest situated behind the chest, great vessels and sternum should be demonstrated.

    What do chest X rays show?

    The condition of your lungs. Chest X-rays can detect cancer, infection or air collecting in the space around a lung (pneumothorax). They can also show chronic lung conditions, such as emphysema or cystic fibrosis, as well as complications related to these conditions.