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X – Ray Left Hip Joint AP View

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Overview Brief

X – Ray Left Hip Joint AP View is a part of a radiographic series examining the structure of the hip joint and proximal femur. (1)

What is X – Ray Left Hip Joint AP View?

X – Ray Left Hip Joint AP View includes images of both sides of the hip on the same film. (2)

A pelvic X-ray can help your doctor identify a variety of conditions, such as (3)

  • Arthritis that affects the hip area
  • Inflammation where the sacrum joins the ilium
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Hip dislocation
  • Stiffness of the spine or sacroiliac joint
  • Tumors

How is X – Ray Left Hip Joint AP View performed?

The X – Ray Left Hip Joint AP View is done by an X-ray machine by positioning the hip to achieve a AP view. The complete X-ray procedure takes about approximately 5-10 minutes and it is non-invasive.

Side effects/risks of X – Ray Left Hip Joint AP View

The quantity of radiation generated throughout the X – Ray Left Hip Joint AP View procedure is unlikely to cause any harm. However, the radiation might be harmful for a fetus under development. It is advised to discuss the same with the doctor prior. For instance, as precaution, the pelvic regions of pregnant patients are shielded during the X-ray procedure.(4)

Preparation before performing X – Ray Left Hip Joint AP View

The X – Ray Left Hip Joint AP View is uncomplicated, and some preparation can help make the test smooth by: 

  • Remove any jewelry on your body.
  • Remain still during the X-ray 

If your test needs a contrast dye, the doctor or lab technician will provide it to you as an injection, an enema, or a pill to ingest before the test.(3) This contributes to the overall improvement in the image quality.

Post-care after X – Ray Left Hip Joint AP View

Patients may carry on with their normal activities after undergoing the X – Ray Left Hip Joint AP View procedure.

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