X-Ray Both Knee LAT View is a lateral X-Ray scan of both the knees.
What is X-Ray Both Knee LAT View?
An X-Ray Both Knee LAT View is a diagnostic procedure in which X-rays are used to visualize the inner structure of the knee from a lateral point of view.
X-Ray Both Knee LAT View is specifically carried out to obtain a clear view of the kneecap (patella) and identify any fractures, abnormal growths, structural deformities or dislocations in the patella, knee joint or the proximal tibia and fibula . Knee X-rays are usually taken to identify specific conditions and hence should be carried out from the relevant angles, i.e. lateral or AP (anterior-posterior). X-Rays are a safe and speedy technique for visualizing the knee bones.
How is X-Ray Both Knee LAT View performed?
X-Ray Both Knee LAT View is carried out by a radiologist in a designated X-Ray room.
- The patient wears a hospital gown and lies on one side on the examination table.
- The patient flexes the affected knee at an angle as instructed by the radiologist.
- The X-rays screen the knee and the procedure takes 15 to 20 minutes.
- The exposure to radiation, however, lasts less than a second.
Side effects/risks of X-Ray Both Knee LAT View
While X-Ray Both Knee LAT View is a highly safe procedure, possible risks include
- Potential harm to unborn fetuses.
- Possible overlooking of micro-fractures or disorders in the tissues and muscles .
Preparations before performing X-Ray Both Knee LAT View
The following preparations will help to ensure that X-Ray Both Knee LAT View goes smoothly.
- Any jewelry and other metallic objects must be removed.
- Pregnant women should keep their radiologist informed so that the levels of radiation can be reduced.
Post-care after X-Ray Both Knee LAT View
No specific post-care is needed for X-Ray Both Knee LAT View. The radiologist will share the X-Ray results with the patient within a few days.
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