Caldwell view (angled skull PA radiograph)

Case contributed by Dr Matt A. Morgan

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Caldwell view (angled skull PA radiograph)

Caldwell view

Modality: X-ray

The Caldwell view is meant to show the frontal sinus more clearly than a standard PA skull radiograph. It is obtained with a PA beam, with 15 degrees of caudal angulation.

Modality: Diagram

Diagram of the Caldwell view. Modified image from Gray's anatomy via Wikimedia Commons. The original image can be seen at (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AGray188_no_text_bw.png)

Case Discussion

The Caldwell view is meant to show the frontal sinus more clearly than a standard PA skull radiograph. It is obtained with 15 degrees of caudal angulation of a PA beam.

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Case Information

rID: 35611
Case created: 14th Apr 2015
Last edited: 19th Sep 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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