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Overview

An X-ray in which the photon beam (radiation) is passed from the front to back is called AP – anteroposterior projection.

What is X-ray Dorsolumbar Spine AP Standing View?

A standing AP view X-ray of the lumbar spine provides an in-depth understanding of
● Epidural fat.
● Herniated disc.
● Synovial cysts.
● Infections.
● Scoliosis.
● Cancer.
● Fracture.
● Arthritis.
X-ray scans of the dorsolumbar spine are less time-consuming, painless, and confirm the suspected issue in the region.

How is X-ray Dorsolumbar Spine AP Standing View performed?

The following steps are followed in X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine AP Standing View:

  • The patient is asked to change into a hospital gown.
  • Depending on the type of ailment suspected, the technician may ask the patient to lie down or stand.
  • In AP view, the camera moves from the front to the back. Therefore, the patient is asked to change positions accordingly.

The process should be completed in 10-15 minutes.

Side effects/risks of X-ray Dorsolumbar Spine AP Standing View

Studies have shown that excessive exposure to radiation may lead to an increased risk of cancer. The following issues may also arise:

  • Exposure to X-rays may lead to an increased risk of infection in open wounds.
  • An X-ray scan may result in nausea, vomiting, bleeding, hair loss, etc.

Preparation before performing X-ray Dorsolumbar Spine AP Standing View

Before X-Ray Dorsolumbar Spine AP Standing View,

  • The patient should remove metal items from the body.
  • Pregnancy should be disclosed to the physician prior to an X-ray.

Post care after X-ray Dorsolumbar Spine AP Standing View

There are no particular post-care measures to be followed after an X-ray. A doctor should be immediately contacted if the patient experiences any discomfort after the procedure.

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