30 Degree Caudal Tilt AP View

Radiology technicians should note the position of patient and x-ray beam relative to the patient for each view. Photo of each set-up appears on the left.  The corresponding radiograph appears on the right.

30-Degree Caudal Tilt AP View

Position – Patient is positioned erect with arm at the side. X-ray cassette is placed behind the patient and parallel to the thorax.

X-Ray Beam – Directed anterior to posterior, centered at the coracoid and angled 30-degrees caudally.

Demonstrates – Anterior acromial spurs and calcification in the coracoacromial ligament.