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To the Editor: I read your editorial answering the letter of Dr. Kenneth Hall in the June issue of the JOURNAL. As a radiologist, I feel that I should correct your statements in the reply.
The radiologist does not reverse PA films. The radiographs are taken in a PA projection as a routine, but when placed in the viewing box or reproduced, the cardiac silhouette will appear on the left side of the films or the picture. The technique of taking a radiograph has nothing to do with the way they are examined. In similar ways, one photographic slide is "projected" in a manner that one can see the picture as it is in front of the eyes, and not the way the object or subjects are reflected within the camera.
BRITO JS. WHICH END IS UP?. Am J Dis Child. 1965;110(5):573. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1965.02090030597020