The craniocaudal view (CC view) is one of the two standard projections, together with the MLO view, performed in a screening mammography. It must show the medial part of the breast as well the external lateral portion of the breast as possible.
A correctly performed CC projection may show the pectoral muscle on the posterior edge of the breast, indicating that the breast has been positioned as far forward as possible, although this is not always achievable.
An optimal craniocaudal view require to be clearly displayed the most achievable external lateral portion of the breast, the Chassaignac's bag (the retromammary fat tissue), the pectoral muscle on the posterior edge and the nipple in profile.
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