X – Ray Sacro Coccygeal Spine AP

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Overview Brief

An X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP has been used mainly to check for spine problems, but they are also used under many other situations.

What is the X-Ray Shoulder Joint AP – Left Side?

Reasons you may undergo X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP are:

  • Spinal injuries, dysfunctional joints or degenerated discs
  • Healing problems after a back surgery

X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP used to display the sacrum and its articulations (1).

How is the X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP performed?

An X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP is performed in a room with a mobile X-ray camera attached to a long metal arm. The patient must be in a supine position. The entire procedure takes 10-20 minutes. (1)

Side effects/risks of X-Ray Shoulder Joint AP – Left Side

The X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP is a quick non-invasive test but may have the following side effects:

  • Risk of cancer.
  • Allergic reaction to the contrast dye.

 In case of severe reactions during the scan or after, patients must notify the operator immediately.

Preparation before performing X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP

The X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP is simple and some preparation can help make the test smooth by:

  • Wear comfortable clothing and remove jewelry.
  • Let your lab technician know about any metal implants.

Patients are advised to reach the test centre in advance to prepare better.

Post-care after X-Ray Shoulder Joint AP – Left Side

Patients may continue with regular chores after the X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP is completed. However, depending upon the results the doctor may order follow up scans like CT scan or MRI scan.

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