X – Ray Caldwell View

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Overview Brief

The X-Ray Caldwell View uses radiation to view the bones in the skull at an angle to get pictures of the paranasal and frontal sinuses.

What is X-Ray Caldwell View?

The X-Ray Caldwell View, also known as the Occipitofrontal View, has the X-Ray plate perpendicular to the orbitomeatal line for a better view of the sinuses In the X-Ray Caldwell View, the radiated beam from the machine is passed from behind the skull at a 15-20 degrees’ angle. The visible structures include frontal sinus, orbit, orbital rim, nasal bone, nasal septum, and more. An X-Ray Caldwell View can detect the asymmetry in the frontal sinuses, its different pneumatization patterns can help diagnose chronic frontal sinusitis, osteoma, etc. [1]

How is X-Ray Caldwell View performed?

The X-Ray Caldwell View procedure is performed in the following way:

  • The patient is asked to sit in front of the detector.
  • Their forehead is placed against the image detector so that their head and nose touch it.
  • The rays come from behind the skull and the images are taken.

The whole process takes about 20-30 minutes to complete.

Side effects/risks of X-Ray Caldwell View

The radiation involved in the X-Ray Caldwell View isn’t much but can be harmful to developing fetuses. Therefore, pregnant women must consult their radiologists before the test. [2]

Preparation before performing X-Ray Caldwell View

Here’s how you can prepare for an X-Ray Caldwell View:

  • Wear loose clothes and remove all the metal objects and jewelry.
  • Inform the radiologist if you’re trying to get pregnant or are on some kind of medication.

Post-care after X-Ray Caldwell View

The X-Ray Caldwell View procedure does not require any post-care routine. One can resume their daily activities after the procedure.

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