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X – Ray Both Leg AP & LAT View

Overview Brief

X-Ray Both Leg AP and LAT View is an X-Ray scan of both the legs in AP and LAT views to asses the damages in bones.

What is X-Ray Both Leg AP and LAT View?

An X-Ray Both Leg AP and LAT View is a diagnostic tool in which X-rays are used to capture images of the leg from an anterior-posterior (AP) as well as lateral (LAT) angle.

X-Ray Both Leg AP and LAT View is conducted to identify degenerative ailments, fractures, infections, tumors and other disorders in the legs. Different conditions manifest from different angles and hence imaging from both AP and LAT view is recommended. It is a fast, painless and non-invasive procedure and hence the preferred method of diagnosing orthopedic conditions.

How is X-Ray Both Leg AP and LAT View performed?

X-Ray Both Leg AP and LAT View is performed in a designated X-Ray chamber.

  • The patient puts on a hospital gown and lies supine (for AP view) and lateral recumbent to the table (for LAT view) [1].
  • The X-rays screen the knee from each of the positions.
  • The entire procedure takes around 15-20 minutes.

Side effects/risks of X-Ray Both Leg AP and LAT View

While X-Ray Both Leg AP and LAT View is a safe procedure, possible risks include

  • Potential harm to unborn fetuses from radiation exposure.
  • Possible overlooking of tissue injuries or micro-fractures [2].

Preparations before performing X-Ray Both Leg AP and LAT View

The following preparations will make sure that X-Ray Both Leg AP and LAT View takes place safely.

  • Women must inform their radiologist of pregnancy so that the radiation levels can be reduced.
  • All metal objects like jewelry must be taken off.

Post-care after X-Ray Both Leg AP and LAT View

X-Ray Both Leg AP and LAT View does not call for any specific post-care. The radiologist will share the X-Ray results with the patient within a few days.

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