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Overview

X-ray left calcaneum AP and axial view is an X-ray procedure where the scanning of the calcaneum is performed.

What is X-ray left calcaneum AP and axial view?

An X-ray left calcaneum AP and axial view is a radiological imaging technique which is used to analyze pictures of the calcaneum, or heel bone. X-ray left calcaneum AP and axial view provides high-resolution 2-D images of the heel bone, which is used for detection of birth defects, fractures, and osteoarthritis in a non-invasive manner.

How is X-ray left calcaneum AP and axial view performed? 

The X-ray left calcaneum AP and axial view is performed as per the following procedure:

  • The patient is made to sit comfortably with the backbone as straight as possible.
  • The X-ray scanner is positioned laterally and in the axial position to the patient for observing.
  • The technician controls the scanner from a room adjacent to the X-ray chamber.

The procedure is deemed to be completed once all the satisfactory images are obtained.

Side Effects/Risks of X-ray left calcaneum AP and axial view

Since X-ray left calcaneum AP and axial view is an X-ray scan, it has few side effects.

  • The patient is subjected to radiation. If the time of exposure is elongated, the patient may develop mutations and tumors as a consequence.
  • The backbone has to be kept straight for getting proper images.

Preparation before performing X-ray left calcaneum AP and axial view

Following precautions have to be carried before carrying the X-ray left calcaneum AP and axial view procedure:

  • All the belongings and attachments including watches have to be kept away from the X-ray apparatus.
  • The patient must stay still during the procedure and notify the staff if they are claustrophobic.

Post-Care after X-ray left calcaneum AP and axial view

After the X-ray left calcaneum AP and Axial view is performed, the patient has to recover through the sedative state under the observations of radiologists.

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