X – Ray Clavicle Left SIde

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Overview Brief

X-ray clavicle is an imaging procedure of the body. The X-ray is used to detect injuries and fractures in the clavicle region.

What is X-Ray Clavicle Left Side?

The X-ray of the clavicle is a standard imaging procedure used to detect injuries in the clavicle region.

The left clavicle is the bone that lies between the breastbone and the left shoulder blade. The X-ray projection of the clavicle includes an AP shoulder projection and an AP clavicle projection with cephalic angulation1. The X-ray demonstrates the shoulder in its natural anatomical position with a focus on the left side allowing for adequate radiographic examination2. The X-ray imaging is based on the principle that different parts of the body absorb the electromagnetic waves differently and hence help us detect abnormalities.

The next section discusses the x-ray procedure.

How is X-Ray Clavicle Left Side performed?

Following are the steps of an X-ray of the left clavicle3:

  • The patient is told to stand erect.
  • The affected arm will be in a neutral position by the patient’s side
  • The patient will need to remain still and may have to hold your breath during the X-ray. Movement can cause blurry images.
  • The machine will capture images of your clavicle.

The X-ray procedure of the left clavicle is a painless one.

Side effects/risks of X-Ray Clavicle Left Side

Following are the risks of X-ray clavicle:

  • Radiation exposure.
  • Risk to pregnant women, as the radiation may be unsafe for the unborn baby.

Preparation before performing X-Ray Clavicle Left Side

Following are the preparation measures before X-ray clavicle3 left side:

  • Be sure to let your doctor know if you’re pregnant or may become pregnant
  • Tell your doctor if you’re using an intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control before the X-ray.
  • Remove all jewelry and other metal objects from your body before having an X-ray.

Post-care after X-Ray Clavicle Left Side

One may resume normal activities after the X-ray of the clavicle.

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