X – Ray Left Heel AP LAT Views

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Overview Brief

The X-Ray for the left heel in AP LAT Views has been used broadly to examine foot-related ailments like calcaneus fractures.

What is X-Ray Left Heel AP LAT Views?

The X-Ray radiation creates anteroposterior and lateral views to generate images of the foot to help the doctor diagnose the ailment.

It is used to examine:

● Cysts.
● Bunions
● Stress fractures.
● Dislocated Joints
● Ailments related to the bones of the foot and ankle. (1)

The Left Heel AP LAT Views X-rays aren’t particularly good for diagnosing plantar fasciitis or heel spurs because they have less to do with the bone.

How is X-Ray Left Heel AP LAT Views performed?

The Left Heel AP LAT Views X-Ray is done by an X-Ray machine by placing the foot in various positions. The complete X-Ray takes 5-10 about minutes only.

Side effects/risks of X-Ray Left Heel AP LAT Views

The quantity of radiation generated throughout a foot x-ray is unlikely to cause any harm. However, the radiation might be harmful to a fetus under development.

Preparation before performing X-Ray Left Heel AP LAT Views

The X-Ray for the left heel is simple and some preparation can help make the test smooth by:

  • Remove any jewelry on your body.
  • Remain still during the X-Ray

Patients are advised to reach the test centre in advance to prepare better. (3)

Post-care after Left Heel AP LAT Views

Patients may carry on with their regular chores after the X-Ray is completed.

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