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X – Ray Left Elbow Joint AP & LAT View

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Overview

X-Ray Left Elbow Joint AP and LAT View is an X-Ray scan of the left elbow joint, done to detect the damage in the joint bones of the left arm.

What is x-ray left elbow joint AP and LAT view?

X-ray left elbow joint AP and LAT view test uses low-level radiation to produce images of your elbow joint. X-ray left elbow joint AP and LAT view is a painless and non-invasive used to examine distal humerus, proximal radius, and ulna. X-ray left elbow joint AP and LAT view test is used to detect tumors, underlying cause of pain, bone infection, etc… [1]

How is x-ray left elbow joint AP and LAT view?

X-ray left elbow joint AP and LAT view test takes about 15 minutes to be completed.

  • Carried out in a laboratory or medical facility.
  • Elbow is positioned in between the x-ray source and the detector.
  • Two x-rays are passed that produces separate images.
  • Required to hold your breath during the scanning.

Contrast material may be injected through a vein during x-ray left elbow joint AP and LAT view test to produce clearer images.  [2]

Risks of x-ray left elbow joint AP and LAT view

You will be exposed to radiation only for a second during the x-ray left elbow joint AP and LAT view test.

  • Slight risk of cancer if experienced with prolonged radiation.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women as it is not safe for the foetus.
  • Contrasting agent may cause itching and nausea. [2]

Preparation before performing x-ray left elbow joint AP and LAT view

It is important to talk to your doctor about your medical history before undergoing x-ray abdomen ap view test.

  • Remove any clothing covering your elbow during x-ray left elbow joint AP and LAT view.
  • Remove jewellery and other metal accessories. [2]

Post-care after x-ray left elbow joint AP and LAT view

There is no special care involved after x-ray left elbow joint AP and LAT view

test and you can resume your normal activities.

  • Drink plenty of water if contrast material is injected into your body during x-ray left elbow joint AP and LAT view test.
  • Contact your doctor if you feel excessive pain or discomfort even after 24 hours. [3]

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