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what is a CXR PA Lateral

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what is a CXR PA Lateral
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. German replied 8 years ago.
Hi,Customer, a CXR PA Lateral ,this is a chest x-rays with two parts :

1- In the first one (PA, posteroanterior 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, your doctors will examine   your heart ,lungs ,ribs and other chest wall bones

This test can help diagnose certain conditions like :

Lung Infections

They can determine if your heart has a normal size or if the heart walls are enlarged

Chest Wall Bone Fractures

Heart Disease

Lung Diseases

Lung Masses

This procedure is non-invasive ,does not produce pain   and it takes little time to be performed .

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