X – Ray Left Hand AP

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X-ray Left Hand AP is an imaging procedure. X-rays are used to detect injuries and fractures in the left hand, fingers, and the wrist.

What is X-ray Left Hand AP?

The X-ray of the left hand is a standard imaging procedure that is used to detect injuries in the left hand and the wrist. In the anterior-posterior (AP) image, the arm is rotated internally, with the dorsal side of the thumb flat on the X-ray plate. The X-ray beam will pass through the hand from palmar to dorsal. X-ray imaging is based on the principle that different parts of the body absorb electromagnetic waves differently and hence help in detecting abnormalities.

How is X-ray Left Hand AP performed?

The procedure of X-ray Left Hand is as follows:

  • The patient sits alongside the table.
  • The arm is flexed at 90 degrees (if possible) so that the arm and hand can rest on the table.
  • For the AP position, the left arm is placed with the palm facing upwards on the image receptor.
  • The shoulder, elbow, and wrist are all kept perpendicular to the central beam.
  • The hand and the elbow should be at shoulder height.

The whole X-ray of the left hand is a simple procedure.

Side effects/risks of X-ray Left Hand AP

The risks of X-ray Left Hand are as follows:

  • Radiation exposure.
  • The radiation may be particularly unsafe for unborn babies.

Preparation before performing X-ray Left Hand AP

The preparation measures before X-ray Left Hand AP are as follows:

  • The patient should inform the doctor in case of pregnancy.
  • The patient should remove all jewelry and metal objects from the body before an X-ray scan.

Post-care after X-ray Left Hand AP

The patient may resume regular activity after X-ray Left Hand AP.

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