The X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine LAT has been mainly used to check for spine problems. However, it is also used under some specific circumstances.
What is the X – Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine LAT?
The main reasons you may undergo X – Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine LAT are (1):
- Spinal injuries, dysfunctional joints, or degenerated discs.
- Healing problems after a back surgery.
X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine LAT is used to display most distal region of the spine in a lateral view. (2).
How is the X – Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine LAT performed?
An X – Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine a/l is performed in a room with a mobile X-ray camera attached to a long metal arm. The entire procedure takes 10-20 minutes.
Side effects/risks of X – Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine LAT
The X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine LAT 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 LAT
The X- Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine a/l is simple and some preparation can help make the test smooth by:
- Wearing comfortable clothing and removing jewelry.
- Let your lab technician know about any metal implants.
Patients are advised to reach the test center in advance to prepare better.
Post-care after X – Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine LAT
Patients may continue with regular chores after the X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine LAT is completed. However, depending upon the results the doctor may order follow up scans like CT scan or MRI scan.
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