X – Ray Rt Lower Ribs AP View

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Overview Brief

Rt Lower Ribs AP View X-Ray is used to assess the rib bones in case of an injury or suspected indirect trauma.

What is Rt Lower Ribs AP View X-Ray?

An X-Ray projection of the lower ribs is generated to assess the bones in case of a severe injury or accident that may have fractured the ribs. [1]

Rt Lower Ribs AP View X-Ray is often considered to be inadequate for the analysis of rib bones. More extensive tests are required to start an effective treatment.

How is Rt Lower Ribs AP View X-Ray performed?

Rt Lower Ribs AP View X-Ray is performed by an X-Ray machine. [2]

The patient is positioned as follows:

  • The patient is made to face the X-Ray Tube.
  • Patient’s back is rested upright on the detector.
  • It is made sure that the patient’s chin is out of the projection range.
  • Patient’s hands are placed by their side. 

Lower Ribs AP View X-Ray takes about 10-15 minutes post which, the technician examines the X-Ray projections to give a conclusive diagnosis.

Side effects/risks of Rt Lower Ribs AP View X-Ray

Rt Lower Ribs AP View X-Ray has minimal risk of causing cancer and other radiation-related side effects. Children may be more susceptible to the effects of radiation.

Preparation before performing Rt Lower Ribs AP View X-Ray

No extensive preparation is required before getting Rt Lower Ribs AP View X-Ray.

However, some important points to keep in mind are [3]:

  • Remove any clothing to prevent it from obstructing the X-Ray image.
  • Remove all jewelry and metal objects so that they do not appear on the X-Ray.
  • Inform the technician of any metal implants so that it can be taken into consideration while viewing the X-Ray.

It is advisable to reach the test centre in advance to prepare better.

Post-care after Rt Lower Ribs AP View X-Ray

Patients may carry on with their daily routines after the X-Ray is done.

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