Upper zone

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 2 Aug 2021

The upper zone is one of four arbitrary chest radiograph zones useful for describing the location of findings on a chest radiograph. Some radiologists consider the upper zone to include the apical zone

Radiographic appearance

Plain radiograph
  • using the zonal terminology for the location of findings on CT is generally discouraged, as a more precise lobar +/- segmental site, can usually be reported

Related pathology

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: upper zones highlighted
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