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Overview

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.
● Vomiting.
● Itching.
● Lightheadedness.
● Metallic taste in mouth.
● Fainting.
● 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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