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  When you have completed review of this screen, please click the "Next page" blue arrow for the second portion of this section.
 The LAO/Caudal view is also known as the "spider" or "weeping willow" view because it lays out the main branches of the left main in a divergent manner. The left main and LAD coronary arteries are foreshortened but the ostium of the left main and the bifurcation of the LAD and Cx are clear. It is also a superior view for displaying the origin of the ramus intermediate coronary artery and the origin of high OM branches.
  However, the view is hampered by poor image quality created by the overlapping spine and diaphragm. This interferes with visualization of the distal Cx system.
  The picture on the top left is a 3-Dimensional rendering of the left coronary artery systems spinning along the RAO/Caudal axis.
   You may start or stop the rotation by clicking on the appropriate buttons or click on the "label" button to see a labeled freeze frame. The diagram on the top right shows the image intensifier (II) as it is positioned to obtain the LAO/caudal view
When you have completed review of this screen, please click the "Next page" blue arrow for the second portion of this section.
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