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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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