An X-Ray Shoulder Joint AP – Rt Side has been used mainly to check for broken shoulder bones after an accident, but they are also used under many other situations. (1)
What is the X-Ray Shoulder Joint AP – Left Side?
Reasons you may undergo X-Ray Shoulder Joint AP – Rt Side are (1):
- Examine broken bones.
- Shoulder dislocation
- Cancer detection- tumors or lumps.
- Swelling or pain.
- Bone spurs.
- Diagnose a disease.
X-Ray Skull LAT View is usually done after a traumatic shoulder injury.(2)
How is the X-Ray Shoulder Joint AP – Rt Side performed?
An X-Ray Shoulder Joint AP – Rt Side is performed in a room with a mobile X-ray camera attached to a long metal arm.
Side effects/risks of X-Ray Shoulder Joint AP – Left Side
The X-Ray Shoulder Joint AP – Rt Side 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 Shoulder Joint AP – Left Side
The X-Ray of Skull LAT View 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 Shoulder Joint AP – Rt Side is completed. However, depending upon the results the doctor may order follow up scans like CT scan or MRI scan.
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