Heel being one of the largest bones in the foot, there are good chances of it being overused.
X-Ray Both Heel LAT View is a test done to detect the reasons for the pain in the heel.
What is X-Ray Both Heel LAT View?
X-Ray Both Heel LAT View is a test which is one of the 2 parts in calcaneus series.
- The test gives images to diagnose causes for the pain in the heel, injury to the bone or other anomalies of the bone.
- Various bones and joints of the heel are detected through this test.
- Fracture, bursitis, strains, reactive arthritis are some other disorders which can be assessed from this test.
X-Ray Both Heel LAT View passes X-Ray beams through the heel and images are observed to learn about the heel.
How is X-Ray Both Heel LAT View performed?
X-Ray Both Heel LAT View is performed as follows:
- The patient should lie down laterally on the table in the x-ray room.
- The lateral aspect of the ankle and knee should be touching the table and the foot is dorsiflexed.
- The process is done for both the heels to demonstrate images of both the heels.
X-Ray Both Heel LAT View gets completed in a span of 20-25 minutes.
Side effects/risks of X-Ray Both Heel LAT View
Side effects of X-Ray Both Heel LAT View are very rare as these are not harmful in low doses.
Preparation before performing X-Ray Both Heel LAT View
Preparation for X-Ray Both Heel LAT View is as follows:
- The patient can wear comfortable clothes.
- Any metals can be left at home so that they do not interfere with the observations of the images.
Post-care after X-Ray Both Heel LAT View
No specific post care for X-Ray Both Heel LAT View is required.
Results of the x-ray test should be discussed with the doctor.
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