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X – Ray Mastoids LAT Obl & Townes View

Overview Brief

X-ray mastoids LAT obl and townes view scans the mastoid bone from the lateral angle and towne’s view (Fronto occipital with 30 deg).

What is X-ray mastoids LAT obl and townes view?

X-ray mastoids LAT obl and townes view creates images of the mastoid bone, a temporal bone of the skull just behind the ear.

X-ray mastoids LAT obl and townes view is a safe and painless procedure which helps in the diagnosis of any abnormal growth in the mastoid or looks at injuries and fractures in the mastoid bone.

X-ray mastoids LAT obl and townes view shows a better view for evaluating the skull fractures.

How is X-ray mastoids LAT obl and townes view performed?

Following is the procedure for the X-ray mastoids LAT obl and townes view:

  • You’ll be asked to lie on the table or sit in the chair.
  • A secial dye will be injected into the area below the infected area.
  • The x-ray will be taken from both the angles and your head will be placed in different positions to get both the views.

Hold yourself still. Any kind of movement can cause image blurring.

Side effects/risks of X-ray mastoids LAT obl and townes view:

Following are risks associated with this test:

  • There is low radiation exposure.
  • Pregnant women and children should avoid having an x-ray test.

Preparation before performing X-ray mastoids LAT obl and townes view

Keep the following things in mind before performing X-ray both TM joints:

  • Radiations may affect the fetus. So, inform your healthcare provider if you’re pregnant.
  • Remove jewellery and metal objects.

Post-care after X-ray mastoids LAT obl and townes view

The aftercare instructions depend on what the x-rays show. If you have any queries regarding the procedure, you can book an appointment with our top specialists on mfine to discuss your queries.

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