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X – Ray Left Arm AP & LAT

Overview

X-ray left arm AP and LAT view is an X-ray scan performed on the left arm in two viewpoints to detect damages to the left arm’s bones.

What is X-ray left arm AP and LAT view?

X-ray left arm AP and LAT view is an X-ray scan performed by the doctors if there is any bone damage in the left arm. The AP (ankle point) and LAT view (lateral view) are two different viewpoints the doctors prefer to assess the full damage to the arm bones. The X-ray of left arm AP and LAT view is the most convenient way to do that.

How is X-ray left arm AP and LAT view performed?

This is how an X-ray of left arm AP and LAT view is done:

  • The patient is made to sit on the examination table with their left arm straightened for AP view.
  • The scanner takes an X-ray
  • The patient is then made to shift to a lateral incumbent position, for LAT view.
  • The scanner takes an X-ray again.

The X-ray left arm AP and LAT view obtained is then sent to the doctor for evaluation.

Side effects/risks of X-ray left arm AP and LAT view

There are some risks and side effects associated with X-ray left arm AP and LAT view:

  • The radiation from the scanner might cause cancer.
  • The process of changing the position of the arm can be painful for the patient.
  • If a contrast agent is injected, there might be an allergic reaction.

Preparation before performing X-ray left arm AP and LAT view

Before the X-ray left arm AP and LAT view, the patient should keep these things in mind:

  • Remove all forms of clothing or coverings on the left arm.
  • Food should not be eaten at least 2 hours before the X-ray scan.

Post-care after X-ray left arm AP and LAT view

Once the X-ray left arm AP and LAT view is done, the doctor will assess the X-ray image to observe the damages in the arm bones. If you have any queries about the procedure, you can book an online appointment with the specialists at mfine.

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