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  The left anterior oblique (LAO) view is useful in visualizing the ostium and proximal portion of the RCA. The posterior descending and postero-lateral branches are foreshortened. Also, their origin and that of the acute marginal branch may be obscured by overlap. This problem may be circumvented by the application of a cranial tilt (see LAO/Cranial view).
 
In the Left Anterior  Oblique or LAO view, the camera is rotated along a vertical axis towards the patient's left, as shown at the bottom of the page. Please note that the ventricular septum lies in a plane between the right shoulder and the left nipple. Thus, in the LAO view, the camera "looks" at the edge of the septum. The atrio-ventricular plane is seen as an outline, since it sits roughly at right angles to the ventricular septum.
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