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X – Ray Right Scapula AP & LAT View

X-Ray Right Scapula AP and LAT View help in getting a computerized image of the scapula.

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

X-rays work on a fundamental principle which is, the rays penetrate through the body and produce an image depending upon the density. AP and LAT view helps in determining various positions of the scapula.  The scapula AP view is one of the specialized projection of the scapular bone.

How is X-Ray Right Scapula AP and LAT View?

Undergoing  X-ray Right Scapula Ap and LAT view does not take much time. 

  • The patient can be either be supine or erect.
  • The patients back placed against the image receptor.
  • Scapula of the right side is aligned against the centre of the image receptor.
  • The patient is rotated by 50, and now the scapula lies parallel to the image receptor.

Side effects/risks of X-Ray Right Scapula AP and LAT View

The X-Ray Right Scapula AP and LAT View is an entirely safe and secure procedure.

  • The x rays are harmful as they cause mutations which can lead to cancer.
  • Prolonged exposure to X-ray can cause damage to the nearby tissues.

Preparation before performing X-Ray Right Scapula AP and LAT View

Make sure that you call and make an appointment with the radiologist for X-Ray Right Scapula AP and LAT View.

  • Tell the radiologist the entire medical history.
  • Stop eating and drinking three hours before the test, if a contrast dye is going to be used.

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

After X-Ray Right Scapula AP and LAT View is done, not much of care is required

  • If any allergic symptoms arise against the contrast medium used, then immediately report it to your doctor.
  • Take proper rest and revisit the doctor.

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