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X – Ray Right Shoulder Joint AP/LAT

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Overview

X-ray Right Shoulder Joint AP/LAT produces images of the shoulder joint from the anteroposterior and lateral views.

What is X-ray Right Shoulder Joint AP/LAT?

X-ray Right Shoulder Joint AP/LAT View is used to view images of bones in the shoulder joint.  X-Ray Shoulder Joint AP/LAT view is the standard projection that makes up the two views of the shoulder series.

How is X-ray Right Shoulder Joint AP/LAT performed?

The following steps are involved in the performance of this procedure:

  • The patient has to lie on the examination table with their back resting against the image receptor.
  • The affected arm is placed in a neutral position by the patient’s side.
  • The affected side of the shoulder may require the patient to rotate their body by 50 to 100 degrees.

X-ray Right Shoulder Joint AP/LAT is a quick test that takes a maximum of 30 minutes.

Side effects/risks of X-ray Right Shoulder Joint AP/LAT

The X-ray Right Shoulder Joint AP/LAT is an entirely safe procedure. However, the following side effects may occur:

  • The radiation can lead to the development of diseases.
  • The patient may experience anxiety before the test.

Preparation before performing X-ray Right Shoulder Joint AP/LAT

X-ray Right Shoulder Joint AP/LAT is a routine test. The following preparative measures may be taken:

  • The patient should discuss health issues and medical history with the doctor.
  • The patient should remove all jewelry and metal items before entering the X-ray chamber.

Post-care after X-ray Right Shoulder Joint AP/LAT

X-ray Right Shoulder Joint AP/LAT is performed on an outpatient basis. The patient can resume regular activities after the procedure. Medications should be consumed by following the healthcare professional’s prescription.

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