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X – Ray Left Calcaneum AP & LAT View

Overview

X-rays have been used for diagnosis of various orthopedic injuries for many years now. The application of this technique has now diversified into various sub-disciplines, enabling a much better diagnosis.

What is X-ray Left Calcaneum AP and LAT View?

An X-ray Left Calcaneum AP and LAT View is a radiological imaging technique used to analyze pictures of the calcaneum, or heel bone. The concerned area also includes the small bones of the ankles. This technique gives high-resolution 2-D images of the concerned portion of the heel bone used for detection of birth defects, fractures, and osteoarthritis in a non-invasive manner. This has led to increased use of this technique for diagnosing many orthopedic disorders of the lower limbs.

How is X-ray Left Calcaneum AP and LAT View performed?

The X-ray Left Calcaneum AP and LAT View is performed through the following procedure:

  • The patient is made to sit comfortably with the backbone as straight as possible.
  • The X-ray scanner is positioned laterally and in the anteroposterior to the patient for observing.
  • The technician controls the scanner from a room adjacent to the X-ray chamber.

The procedure is deemed to be completed once all the satisfactory images are obtained.

Side Effects/Risks of X-ray Left Calcaneum AP and LAT View

Since X-ray Left Calcaneum AP and LAT View is a radiological scan, it has few side effects.

  • The patient is subjected to radiation. If the time of exposure is elongated, the patient may develop mutations and tumors as a consequence.
  • The backbone has to be kept straight for getting proper images.

Preparation before performing X-ray Left Calcaneum AP and LAT View

Following precautions have to be heeded before conducting the X-ray Left Calcaneum AP and LAT View procedure:

  • All the belongings and attachments including watches have to be kept away from the X-ray apparatus.

Post-Care after X-ray Left Calcaneum AP and LAT View

After the X-ray Left Calcaneum AP and LAT View is performed, the patient has to recover through the sedative state under the observations of radiologists.

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