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X – Ray Soft Tissue Neck LAT View

Overview

An X – Ray Soft Tissue Neck LAT View can be a highly useful tool in an array of clinical situations, which examines tonsils, vocal cords, adenoids, trachea, and epiglottis.  [1]

What is the X – Ray Soft Tissue Neck LAT View?

Reasons you may undergo X – Ray Soft Tissue Neck LAT View are (1):

  • Fractured or broken bones.
  • Swelling in or near your trachea.
  • Thinning of the neck bones due to osteoporosis.
  • Bone tumors or cysts.
  • Cervical spondylosis.
  • Bone spurs.
  • Spinal deformities.
  • Croup.
  • Inflammation of the epiglottis.
  • A foreign object in throat or airway.
  • Enlarged tonsils.

X-Ray Soft Tissue Neck LAT View is usually done after a traumatic Neck injury.(1)

How is the X – Ray Soft Tissue Neck LAT View performed?

An X-Ray Soft Tissue Neck LAT View is performed in a room with a mobile X-ray camera attached to a long metal arm. The AP view is examined.

 Side effects/risks of X-Ray Soft Tissue Neck LAT View

There are no side effects at all.

Preparation before performing X-Ray Soft Tissue Neck LAT View

The X – Ray Soft Tissue Neck LAT View is simple and some preparation can help make the test smooth by

  • Wearing comfortable clothing and removing all 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 Soft Tissue Neck LAT View

Patients may continue with regular chores after the X-Ray Soft Tissue Neck LAT View is completed. However, depending upon the results the doctor may order follow up scans like CT scan or MRI scan.

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