The X-Ray of Coccyx AP View procedure helps evaluate the axial view of the Coccyx using the X-Ray technique.
What is X-Ray of Coccyx AP View?
An X-Ray of Coccyx AP view shows arthritis or broken bones in the back in both acute and chronic conditions. The x-ray is safe and uses only a small amount of radiation for the scan.
How is X-Ray of Coccyx AP View performed?
The steps involved in the X-Ray of Coccyx AP View are as follows:
- The area to be scanned is conditioned and the patient’s face is turned upwards.
- Pillow support is provided and the legs are laid straight.
- The central ray, collimation and respiration should be in proper condition.
- The x-ray beams are activated and the computer scans the images.
- The images are captured, viewed and stored.
The X-Ray of Coccyx AP View will take about 10-20 minutes.
Side effects/risks of X-Ray of Coccyx AP View:
The side effects/ Risks of an X-Ray of Coccyx AP View scan may include the following:
● Exposure to radiation.
● Metallic taste in mouth.
● Hair loss.
● Skin infection.
Preparation before performing X-Ray of Coccyx AP View:
The patient should not eat or drink anything before the test. The patient should empty their urinary bladder before the X-Ray of Coccyx AP View.
The patient must remove their jewellery or anything else which might interfere with the images of the scan. The patient is advised to wear a hospital gown as even a thread in the cloth can cause obstruction in images.
Post-care after X-Ray of Coccyx AP View:
There are no post care measures as such after the X-Ray of Coccyx AP View and the patient may resume their day to day activities.
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