why we do x-ray for the rheumatoid arthritis in 'ball-catcher's position' in AP view not in PA view?

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why we do x-ray for the rheumatoid arthritis in 'ball-catcher's position' in AP view not in PA view?
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i have been an xray tech for 25 yrs and havent heard of this.i'd ask at your facility, if i was you
The reason it is done AP vs. PA it that is easier to make a diagnosis RA in the joints of the hand.

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