craniocaudal

craniocaudal

(krā″nē-ō-kawd′ăl) [″ + L. cauda, tail]
Direction from head to foot.

craniocaudal

the direction of entry of the x-ray beam. The beam enters at the cranial end of the part being examined and exits at the caudal end.

craniocaudal view
in a system of nomenclature of radiographic positioning used in animals, means the path that the beam takes from the x-ray tube to the film, passing from the head end of the animal towards its tail.
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The result of PEM imaging is a set of 12 slices each in the craniocaudal and mediolateral oblique positions, analogous to mammography (Figure 4).
Mammography was performed in craniocaudal and mediolateral oblique views, which showed a nodular density with microcalcifications located in the outer and central quadrants of the left breast posteriorly.
5 cm longitudinal full-thickness incision, in the craniocaudal direction, at a distance of 1 cm from the spine on the right side of the paravertebral region.
Each breast is imaged separately in the craniocaudal (CC), mediolateral oblique (MLO) and mediolateral (ML) views.
Bilateral mediolateral oblique (MLO) views were acquired in screening cases, while bilateral MLO and craniocaudal (CC) views were acquired for diagnostic and biopsy cases.
2009) Traumatic pediatric cervical spine craniocaudal distraction injury.
Patients had BSGI with the Dilon 6800 -- a high-resolution, small-field-of-view gamma camera in craniocaudal and mediolateral oblique projections.
If the caudal segment itself is severely curved in either an anteroposterior or craniocaudal direction, cartilage reshaping must be performed.
Routine craniocaudal and mediolateral oblique views of both breasts demonstrated scattered fibroglandular densities within the breast parenchyma (Figure 1).
The root-mean-square (RMS) of acceleration measured in the anteroposterior (AP), laterolateral (LL), and craniocaudal (CC) directions was evaluated.
A supine chest image obtained with the Statscan moving in the craniocaudal direction offers better image quality than erect chest images obtained with the Statscan.
The vector forces of the palatoglossus muscle lend support to this observation; histologic studies by Kuebn and Azzam have demonstrated that the elastic layer of the anterior tonsillar pillar is oriented in a mostly craniocaudal direction between the tongue and the soft palate.