craniocaudal viewA standard view taken from above during routine-screening mammography and during diagnostic mammography. In the CC view, the entire breast parenchyma should be depicted; the fatty tissue closest to the chest wall should appear as a dark strip on the mammogram and behind that, one should see the pectoral muscle. The nipple should be depicted in profile.
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.
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.