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Fig. 2.30. When the technologist pulled as much of this patient's tissue as possible onto the image receptor, the tissue was visualized back to the level of the posterior axillary line (A) in the region of the latissimus dorsi muscle. Figure (B) demonstrates how much posterior glandular tissue including the latissimus dorsi muscle (arrows) is visible with this maneuver. Positioning the image receptor into the axilla behind the pectoral muscle (C) does not image as much posterior tissue (D).

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