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Overview

X-ray left ankle LAT view is an X-ray performed on the left ankle in a lateral view detect damages to the ankle bones.

What is X-ray left ankle LAT view?

X-ray left ankle LAT view is an X-ray done by the doctors if there is any bone damage in the left ankle. The LAT (lateral view) is a viewpoint the doctors observe to assess the full damage to the ankle bones. The X-ray left ankle LAT view is the best way to do that.

How is X-ray left ankle LAT view performed?

This is how an X-ray left ankle LAT view is done:

  • The patient is made to sit in a lateral incumbent position, with the tibia bone parallel to the lying position on the table for LAT view.
  • The scanner takes an X-ray.
  • A technician controls the scanner from the adjacent room.

The X-ray left ankle LAT view obtained is then sent to the doctor for evaluation.

Side effects/risks of X-ray left ankle LAT view

There are some risks and side effects associated with X-ray left ankle LAT view:

  • The radiation from the scanner might cause cancer.
  • The process of changing the position of the leg can be painful for the patient.
  • If a contrast agent is injected, there might be an allergic reaction.

Preparation before performing X-ray left ankle LAT view

Before the X-ray of the left ankle in LAT view, the patient should keep these things in mind:

  • Remove all forms of clothing or coverings on the left leg.
  • No food should be consumed 1 hour prior to the X-ray.

Post-care after X-ray left ankle LAT view

Once the X-ray of the left ankle in LAT view is done, the doctor will assess the X-ray image to observe the damages in the ankle bones. If you have any queries about the procedure, you can book an online appointment with the specialists at mfine.

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