X-ray of both leg AP view is an x-ray of both the legs obtained in an AP or anteroposterior position.
What is X-ray both leg AP view?
X-ray both leg AP view is a safe and painless x-ray procedure in which the beams pass from front to back.
In X-ray both leg AP view, the posterior aspect gives better shadows. AP view is taken when an individual is ill or cannot stand and make an erect posture.
X-ray both leg AP view is used to diagnose fractured bones and helps in the detection of the broken bones.
How is X-ray both leg AP view performed?
Following is the procedure for the x-ray both leg AP view:
- The technologist will ask you to sit or lie on the table.
- Images will be taken from the front and the back angle.
- It is important to keep your leg still in order to avoid blurring of the x-ray image. The technologist might even use a sandbag to help you in keeping your leg still.
The whole procedure may take about 15 to 30 minutes.
Side effects/risks of X-ray both leg AP view performed
Following are risks associated with this test:
- There is low-level radiation exposure involved in leg x-rays.
- Pregnant women and children should avoid this test. It may lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes and affect the developing of the fetus.
Preparation before performing X-ray both leg AP view
Keep the following things in mind before performing X-ray both leg AP view:
- Remove jewelry and metal objects from the area being imaged.
- Inform your healthcare provider if you’re pregnant.
Post-care after x-ray both leg AP view
The aftercare instructions depend on the results of X-ray scans. If you have any queries or want to discuss these results, you may book an appointment with our top specialists on mfine. Book an online consultation if you have any queries regarding the procedure.
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