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Overview Brief

The X-Ray Chest AP Left SIde Ribs or Chest radiograph is the oldest noninvasive method for identifying abnormalities in the chest, such as chest pain, respiratory distress, unequal breath sounds or damage/fracture to nearby bone structures.

What is X-Ray Chest AP Left SIde Ribs?

The X-Ray Chest AP Left SIde Ribs can detect the mildest of fractures like a hairline fracture that could be causing the uneasiness or pain. The X-Ray Chest AP Left Side Ribs is also done to check if any bone mass is obstructing any soft tissue or veins that may be causing pain, uneasiness or any other seen physical difficulties to the patient. If your doctor suspects that you might have a heart or lung disease, he might advise you to have an X-Ray Chest AP Left Side Ribs test taken.

How is X-Ray Chest AP Left SIde Ribs performed?

Reading of an X-Ray Chest AP Left SIde Ribs requires a systematic approach by checking the position of the side marker.

  • The patient is usually made to stand upright & firm with their back against the image receptor.
  • The chin should be raised out of the image field.
  • The patient’s hand should be raised or placed at the side.

During the X-Ray Chest AP Left SIde Ribs test, the patient’s shoulders should be down to move the clavicles beneath the lung apices.

Side effects/risks after X-Ray Chest AP Left SIde Ribs

The X-Ray Chest AP Left Side Ribs does not have any side effects on the patients after the scan is completed.

Preparation before X-Ray Chest AP Left SIde Ribs

Before an X-Ray Chest AP Left SIde Ribs test, you will need to undress and wear an exam gown. Remove all jewelry and things that would obscure the X-Ray images.

Post-care after X-Ray Chest AP Left SIde Ribs

After an X-Ray Chest AP Left SIde Ribs test the radiologist or doctor will look at your X-Ray reports and analyze the images and check if you may have heart failure, cancer, fluid around the neck, pneumonia or any other conditions.

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