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Overview

X-Ray both hand AP and oblique views is an imaging technique to view or demonstrate the soft tissues of both the hands or wrists.

What is X-Ray both hand AP and oblique views?

X-Ray both hand AP and oblique views is a method done to get different views of the wrists.

  • X-Ray both hand AP and oblique views are a part of the entire series of images taken of the wrist.
  • Though the oblique view is not much followed, the AP or the anteroposterior view is very much helpful in diagnosing any kind of dissociation among the bones.
  • It is also done in case there is a fracture or deformities of the wrist joint.

X-Ray both hand AP and oblique views provide a very clear picture of the carpal joint spaces and help detect an anomaly of the wrist.

How is X-Ray both hand AP and oblique views performed?

X-Ray both hand AP and oblique views is performed as follows:

  • The patient is made to sit on the table and relax.
  • For the AP view, the palm should face upwards and by placing it over the x-ray cassette.
  • The oblique view is obtained by flexing the arm by 90 degrees.
  • The x-ray beam is passed through the wrist towards dorsal from palmar.

The specialist takes several images from different angles.

Side effects/risks of X-Ray both hand AP and oblique views

There are barely any known side effects of X-Ray both hand AP and oblique views.

Preparation before performing X-Ray both hand AP and oblique views

Preparation of X-Ray of both hand AP and oblique views are:

  • The patient needs to relax before the test.
  • Listen to the instructions of the technician carefully to get accurate images of the wrist.

Post-care after X-Ray both hand AP and oblique views

Post care for both hand AP and oblique views is:

  • Follow-up with the doctor regarding the reports of the X-Ray test.

The mfine team provides the best X-Ray facilities for their patients including X-Ray both hand AP and oblique views.

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