Anteroposterior X ray

What is an anteroposterior X ray?

The standard plain abdominal radiograph is obtained with the patient in a recumbent position, lying on his or her back, and is termed a supine radiograph.

The x-ray tube is anterior (superior) to the patient, and the radiographic image capture device is posterior (inferior) to the patient.

The x-ray beam travels from anterior to the patient to be captured posterior to the patient.

By convention, this is termed an anteroposterior radiograph .


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