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.
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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