How to differentiate PA from AP view Chest Xray ?

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how do i tell which one is PA and AP?

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AP view-
1. Clavicle remains at top of lung field
2. Ribs lie more horizontal
3. Scapula comes in the lung field
4. Heart shadow looks larger
5. Usually bedridden and infants

PA view-
1. Clavicle in lung field
2. Ribs slanted
3. Scapula outwards from lung field
4. Heart shadow smaller
5. Usual view


answered Jun 15, 2015 by admin Doctor of Medicine (9,909 points)
selected Jun 15, 2015 by admin