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Overview

X-ray Left Lower Ribs AP is performed to visualize the left lower ribs area to detect any signs of abnormalities.

What is X-ray Left Lower Ribs AP?

X-ray Left Lower Ribs AP is a kind of imaging assessment that is used to check for any problems in the left lower ribs area.

X-ray Left Lower Ribs AP projection is carried out to assess the posterior ribs. It shows the diaphragm and posterior ribs as well. Adequate amount of exposure is required to visualize the ribs and thoracic vertebrae.

X-ray Left Lower Ribs AP is also performed to see if there is any fracture of the lower ribs.

How is X-ray Left Lower Ribs AP performed?

X-ray Left Lower Ribs AP is performed to assess the 8th through to 12th posterior and it is done in this way:

  • You will be asked to lie down in erect or supine position.
  • You will need to place your hands by your side.

Side effects/risks of X-ray Left Lower Ribs AP

Here are some of the side effects and risks of X-ray Left Lower Ribs AP

  • Excessive exposure to radiation.
  • X-rays can cause mutations in the DNA, which could lead to cancer later in life.

Preparation before performing X-ray Left Lower Ribs AP

There are no preparations before you go in for an X-ray Left Lower Ribs AP test.

Post-care after X-ray Left Lower Ribs AP

There are no post-care measures that need to be taken care of after the X-ray. The radiologist will explain your images after the X-ray Left Lower Ribs AP test.

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