During an X-ray left lower limb LAT view test, if there is a fracture or broken bones, the X-ray identifies exactly where the injury has taken place.
What is X-ray Left Lower Limb LAT View?
X-ray left lower limb LAT view consists of tibia and fibula. If these are damaged, it requires an X-ray.
X-ray left lower limb LAT view is an image where the x-ray beam passes through the limb and the tibia and fibula appear white; whereas the soft tissues like the skin and muscles appear darker.
In an X-ray left lower limb LAT view test, two separate pictures are taken; one from the side and one from the front of the leg. (Lateral view and anteroposterior view.)
How is X-ray Left Lower Limb LAT performed?
The X-ray Left Lower Limb LAT view is performed in the following way:
- They may ask the patient to position their body depending on what the injury is.
- Staying still.
Side Effects of X-ray Left Lower Limb LAT View
X-ray left lower limb LAT view is usually safe. However, at times there could be some side effects such as:
● Hair and skin loss.
Sometimes, X-rays could also lead to increase in risk of cancer.
Preparation of X-ray Left Lower Limb LAT View
X-ray of the left lower limb LAT view does not require much preparation. Basic steps followed before an X-ray are:
- Wear loose comfortable clothes or the hospital gown.
- Remove any kind of jewelry.
Post-care after X-ray of the left lower limb LAT
Usually, there is no specific care that has to be taken after an X-ray left lower limb LAT view test.
For further details on X-ray left lower limb LAT view test, check the mfine app.
Download the mfine app or consult an X-ray Technician or a radiologist online.