Upper zone

The upper zone is one of the four chest radiograph zones. Sometimes the upper zone includes the apical zone

Radiographic appearance

Plain radiograph
  • on frontal chest radiographs, the upper zone extends from the inferior margin of the clavicles to the superior aspect of the hilum

Related pathology

See article: pulmonary upper zone involvement (mnemonic).

Chest x-ray
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Article information

rID: 29991
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Upper region
  • Upper regions

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Cases and figures

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    Figure 1: upper zones highlighted
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