Chest X Ray Ap View Normal Report. View the carina angle should be between 60 100 degrees. The ap view examines the lungs bony thoracic cavity mediastinum and great vessels.
The pa view is frequently used to aid in diagnosing a range of acute and chronic conditions involving all organs of the thoracic cavity. The heart being an anterior structure within the chest is magnified by an ap view. In this article we will focus on.
The first and most popular format consists of discussion and impression.
This leads to a more divergent beam to cover the same anatomical field. In a normal chest x ray the chest cavity is outlined on each side by the white bony structures that represent the ribs of the chest wall. Follow out both main stem bronchi. The patient will place their chest against a plate which digitally records the image.