An X-Ray Chest AP View uses a very little dose of ionizing radiation to create pictures of the inside of the chest.
What is X-Ray Chest AP View?
The X-Ray Chest AP View evaluates the heart, lungs and the chest wall.
X-Ray Chest AP View also helps to diagnose a persistent cough, fever, shortness of breath, chest pain or any sort of injury. It is also used to monitor and diagnose treatments for many lung conditions such as cancer, pneumonia and emphysema.
Since the X-Ray Chest AP View scan is fast and easy, it is mainly useful for treatments and emergency diagnosis.
How is X-Ray Chest AP View performed?
The X-Ray Chest AP View scan is mainly taken from the back and the other from the side.
- You will be asked to stand with your hands on the hips.
- Your chest should be pressed against the image plate.
- For the side view, the patient should stand with the side facing to the image plate.
The X-Ray Chest AP View scan should be completed within 15 to 30 minutes.
Side effects/risks after X-Ray Chest AP View
There is no known risks or side effects that have occurred after an X-Ray Chest AP View test, as the radiation used is very little. However, if you are pregnant make sure to talk with your physician and see what can be done.
Preparation before X-Ray Chest AP View
An X-Ray Chest AP View requires no exceptional preparation.
- You will be asked to change into a hospital gown and remove all jewellery and any sort of metal or sharp objects that will affect the X-Ray images.
- If you are pregnant, make sure to inform your physician or X-Ray technician, as the test is mainly not performed during pregnancy, or if really needed precautions can be taken to minimise the radiation exposure to the baby.
Post-care after X-Ray Chest AP View
There is no special care to be taken after an X-Ray Chest AP View scan.
You can talk to your doctor about your results and if any problem has arrived your doctor will recommend you to take more tests and provide you with the procedures accordingly.
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