craniocaudal view

craniocaudal view

A 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.

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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A postprocedure mammogram with mediolateral and craniocaudal views of the biopsied breast should be performed to document deployment and location of the tissue marker and to determine whether the lesion sampled correlates with mammography findings.