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X – Ray Left Lower Limb AP LAT (Long Cassette)

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Overview Brief

X – Ray Left Lower Limb AP LAT (Long Cassette) is the AP and LAT view of the lower limb to extensively detect broken bones. (1)

What is X – Ray Left Lower Limb AP LAT (Long Cassette)?

X – Ray Left Lower Limb AP LAT (Long Cassette) is the radiological investigation of: (2)

  • Pelvis.
  • Hip joint.
  • Femur.
  • Knee joint.
  • Tibia.
  • Fibula.
  • Ankle joint.
  • Tarsal bones of the foot.
  • Metatarsals.

It is often used in the situation of trauma to exclude fractures and dislocations.

How is X – Ray Left Lower Limb AP LAT (Long Cassette)?

The X – Ray Left Lower Limb AP LAT (Long Cassette) is done by an X-Ray machine by placing the lower limb to achieve a AP and LAT view. The complete X-Ray takes 5-10 about minutes only. The procedure is non-invasive. Real exposure to radiation is usually less than half a second.

Side effects/risks of X – Ray Left Lower Limb AP LAT (Long Cassette)

The quantity of radiation generated throughout a lower limb x-ray 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.

Preparation before performing X – Ray Left Lower Limb AP LAT (Long Cassette)

The X – Ray Left Lower Limb AP LAT (Long Cassette) is uncomplicated and some preparation can help make the test smooth by:

  • Remove any jewellery 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.

Post-care after X – Ray Left Lower Limb AP LAT (Long Cassette)

Patients may carry on with their regular chores after the X-Ray is completed.

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