lordotic position

lor·dot·ic po·si·tion

(lōr-dot'ik pǒ-zish'ǒn)
A radiographic position with exaggerated lumbar lordotic curve, allowing x-ray examination of the lung apices without the clavicles being superimposed.
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Ex vivo laboratory experiments of the cervical spine have presented evidence to suggest that the cervical spine is able to bear the greatest axial forces when in the natural lordotic position.
Radiographers use the lordotic position to visualize this area.
In fact, a few images had such severe cephalic angulation that they were lordotic positions instead of AP projections.