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Overview Brief

X – Ray Left Hip Joint LAT View projection is used to gauge the neck of the femur in profile during the analysis of a suspected neck-of-femur fracture.(1)

What is X – Ray Left Hip Joint LAT View?

X – Ray Left Hip Joint LAT 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 as follows: (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 LAT View performed?

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

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

The quantity of radiation generated throughout the X – Ray Left Hip Joint LAT View procedure is unlikely to cause any harm. However, the radiation might be harmful for a fetus under development. It is advisable to discuss the same with the doctor prior the procedure.

Preparation before performing X – Ray Left Hip Joint LAT View

The X – Ray Left Hip Joint LAT View procedure is uncomplicated and some preparation can help make the patient undergo procedure without any hassle:

  • Remove any jewelry on your body.
  • Remain still during the procedure.

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. This helps improve the image quality.(3)

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

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

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