An apical lordotic view of chest x-ray used to taken to visualise the lung apices better, to look for apical tumours like Pancoast tumour or superior sulcus tumour and apical tuberculosis. In the usual chest x-ray, this region is partially covered by the clavicles, while in the apical lordotic view the clavicles are away from the field. This view is seldom used now a days because of the frequent availability of CT scans which provide much superior diagnostic information.
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