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X – Ray Left Humerus AP LAT View

Overview Brief

X – Ray Left Humerus AP LAT View is part of the humerus series and is usually taken with the patient in erect position. However, it can also be taken in the supine position. (1,2)

What is X – Ray Left Humerus AP LAT View?

X – Ray Left Humerus AP LAT View can help examine the reason of common signs or symptoms of the upper arm such as

● Pain.
● Tenderness.
● Swelling.
● Deformity.

Two diverse X-ray images of the humerus are usually taken: first, from the front (AP View) and the other one from the side (LAT view).

How is X – Ray Left Humerus AP LAT View performed?

The X – Ray Left Hip Joint LAT View is taken using an X-Ray machine by positioning the hip to achieve a LAT view. The complete procedure takes about 5-10 minutes only and it is non-invasive. Real exposure to radiation is usually less than half a second.(3)

Side effects/risks of X – Ray Left Humerus AP LAT View

The quantity of radiation generated throughout the X – Ray Left Humerus AP LAT View procedure is unlikely to cause any harm. However, the radiation might be harmful for a fetus under development. It is advised to discuss the same with the doctor prior. In the case of pregnant patients, doctors take necessary precautions to maintain the dose as low as possible so that it does not affect the unborn child, if required.

Preparation before performing X – Ray Left Humerus AP LAT View

The X – Ray Left Humerus AP LAT View procedure is uncomplicated, and some preparation beforehand can help the patient:

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

At times, the doctor or lab technician will administer a contrast dye to you as an injection, an enema, or a pill to ingest before the test. This helps in capturing an X-ray with improved image quality.

Post-care after X – Ray Left Humerus AP LAT View

As X – Ray Left Humerus AP LAT View is a non-invasive procedure, patients may carry on with their regular chores after it is completed.

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