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X – Ray Left Scapula AP & LAT View

Overview Brief

The X-Ray Left Scapula AP and LAT View, is an X-ray taken of the left scapula. It helps detect problems.

What is X-Ray Left Scapula AP and LAT View?

The X-Ray Left Scapula AP and LAT View is where the LAT scapula shoulder is orthogonal to the AP scapula shoulder view.

X-Ray Left Scapula AP and LAT View is a relevant projection to evaluate suspected scapula fractures, degenerative changes or dislocations.

The X-Ray Left Scapula AP and LAT View is an outstanding projection to view both the acromion and coracoid process in a profile.   

How is X-Ray Left Scapula AP and LAT View performed?

The X-Ray Left Scapula AP and LAT View can also be performed in an erect or supine position.

  • For the LAT position, the patient will be in a sitting or erect position.
  • For the AP position, the patient’s back is opposite to the image receptor and the left scapula is at the center of the image receptor.

Sometimes during the X-Ray Left Scapula AP and LAT View a breathing technique is very important.

Side effects/risks after X-Ray Left Scapula AP and LAT View

Side effects of an X-ray Left Scapula AP and LAT View test include:

  • High radiation can cause effects such as bleeding, vomiting, loss of skin and hair, fainting, etc.

Preparation before X-Ray Left Scapula AP and LAT View

The most common things to do before the X-Ray Left Scapula AP and LAT View is as follows:

  • You may require to change into a hospital gown.
  • Remove jewellery or any metal objects that might interfere with the scan.

Post-care after X-Ray Left Scapula AP and LAT View

Very less radiation is used during the X-Ray Left Scapula AP and LAT View scan and if reports are clear, your doctor will advise you to continue with regular daily activities.

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