decubitus projection

decubitus projection

de·cu·bi·tus pro·jec·tion

(dē-kyū'bi-tŭs prŏ-jek'shŭn)
radiology Procedure in which a patient to be x-rayed is placed in a decubitus position, with the x-ray beam directed horizontally.

decubitus projection

A radiographic procedure, using the decubitus positions and the central ray of the x-ray beam placed horizontally, which aids in the demonstration of air-fluid levels.
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