Which projections should be included in basic radiographic exam of acute sinusitis (sinus infection)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Basic radiographic examination includes 3 projections as follows:

  • Waters view (occipitofrontal) - Primarily useful for evaluation of maxillary and frontal sinuses

  • Caldwell view (angled posteroanterior) - Only view that visualizes the ethmoid air cells

  • Lateral view - Primarily for adenoid and/or nasopharyngeal size and sphenoid disease


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