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X – Ray Right Thumb AP & LAT View

Overview Brief

X-Ray Right Thumb AP and LAT View is a diagnostic imaging technique to get clear pictures of the internal structure of the right thumb.

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

X-Ray Right Thumb AP and LAT View is a diagnostic procedure used for the evaluation of the soft tissue and bones in the right thumb. X-Ray Right Thumb AP and LAT View is generally done twice to get images of the thumb in anteroposterior (front to back) and Lateral (side) view. The test helps orthopedics to identify fractures, injuries, inflammation, infection, and birth defects in the right thumb. (1)

How is X-Ray Right Thumb AP and LAT View Performed?

X-Ray Right Thumb AP and LAT View does not require any injections or medications.

  • Patient has to place the palm on the X-ray plate.
  • X-rays are used to get clear images.
  • The x-ray technician may ask the patient to change the position of hand to capture images from different angles to help in the diagnosis.

Patient has to keep the palm still during the X-Ray Right Thumb AP and LAT View.

Side-effects of X-Ray Right Thumb AP and LAT View

X-Ray Right Thumb AP and LAT View uses very low radiation.

  • Radiation is harmful for the fetus in pregnant women.
  • patient has to wear lead apron to protect his body.

Preparation before Performing X-Ray Right Thumb AP and LAT View

X-Ray Right Thumb AP and LAT View is a fast procedure.

  • Do Not wear jewelry or metal items when you go for x-ray.
  • There are no diet restrictions but discuss with your doctor about food and medications before the test.

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

X-Ray Right Thumb AP and LAT View does not require any post-care routine.

  • Patient can leave the test facility right after X-Ray Right Thumb AP and LAT View. 

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