AP Skull X Ray

By placing the back of the patient’s head against the image detector, the AP skull view is of the entire skull and is non angled. It does not highlight any particular area.

The name AP is because the x ray beam travels Anterior to Posterior through the skull. This is called Anteroposterior.

The AP Skull View has a higher radiation dose to the eyes than the PA view, and it has higher magnification of the bones.

If the goal is to diagnose any problems affecting sinuses or airways, the CBCT TMJ Slices imaging is ideal.

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