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.
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Craniocaudal view of the left intertarsal joint of a female Pekin duck with left leg lameness showing intertarsal joint effusion (arrows).
All measurements were studied in the craniocaudal view and carried out via the built-in measurement tools of SolidWorks.
In addition, the depth of the medial and lateral curvatures was smaller in our sample than in the Caucasians [16, 17], meaning that the shape of the clavicles for Chinese is more curved in craniocaudal view. Nevertheless, the differences between the Chinese and the Caucasian measurements are mild.
Using the craniocaudal view, CTPA was scanned from the lung apices to the base of the diaphragm with the following CT parameters: 64 mm x 0.6 mm detector collimation, 0.5 s gantry rotation time, 0.9 pitch, 370-mAs tube current, and 120-kVp tube voltage, with a 0.75-mm section thickness, 0.75-mm section interval, and 5-7 s scanning time.
The craniocaudal view is the most challenging to perform with a male mammography patient.
The properly positioned mediolateral oblique and craniocaudal view should image as much of the breast as possible.
Caption: Figure 1: Left breast mammography, mediolateral oblique (a) and craniocaudal views (b).
The added information gained from routine mediolateral obilque and craniocaudal views often obviates the need for spot compression and other diagnostic views.
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.
Mammography was performed in two mediolateral and craniocaudal views of each breast for these cases.