Upper zone

Dr Yuranga Weerakkody and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

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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