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X-Ray Chest Right LAT Decubitus View shows a projection of the chest to exhibit the pneumothorax.

What is X-Ray Chest Right LAT Decubitus View?

X-Ray Chest Right LAT Decubitus View is used to investigate any foreign bodies which may have been inhaled and lead to air trapping.

  • The test demonstrates the pneumothorax and the issues concerning it.
  • There may be pleural effusions which the test can detect.

The causes and symptoms of discomfort of the chest region can be investigated through the X-Ray Chest Right LAT Decubitus View.

How is X-Ray Chest Right LAT Decubitus View performed?

X-Ray Chest Right LAT Decubitus View is performed as follows:

  • The patient is made to lie on the hospital table in either the left lateral or right lateral position.
  • Pneumothorax is investigated with the side of interest upward and the pleural effusions are investigated with the side of interest positioned downward.
  • The patient’s hands may be raised for an unobstructed view.
  • The x-rays are taken in full inspiration i.e. the patient needs to inhale to his maximum capacity.

Post the procedure, the patient can exit the room.

Side effects/risks of X-Ray Chest Right LAT Decubitus View

There are negligible side effects of X-Ray Chest Right LAT Decubitus View as the x-rays consist of low levels of radiation.

  • People with implants and pregnant women can let the doctor know about their condition prior to the test.

Preparation before performing X-Ray Chest Right LAT Decubitus View

The process of X-Ray Chest Right LAT Decubitus View does not require extensive preparation, except that the patients should be comfortably dressed and do not have any metal accessory on them.

Post-care after X-Ray Chest Right LAT Decubitus View

Post care for X-Ray Chest Right LAT Decubitus View is as follows:

  • Patients can go ahead with their daily routine as this is a non-invasive procedure.
  • The doctor can call upon you to discuss the results of the test and suggest how to proceed with the process further.

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