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Overview Brief

The X-Ray Left Scapula AP View is a very specialized projection of the scapula bone that is conducted in conjunction with the LAT scapula view.

What is X-Ray Left Scapula AP View?

The X-Ray Left Scapula AP View is an appropriate projection to analyze scapula fractures, dislocations or degenerative changes.

The X-Ray Left Scapula AP View is an exceptional projection to view the acromion and coracoids process in profile.

How is X-Ray Left Scapula AP View performed?

The X-Ray Left Scapula AP View can be performed in an erect or supine position.

  • For the AP position, the patient’s back is opposite to the image receptor and the left scapula is at the center of the image receptor.
  • During the X-Ray Left Scapula AP View a breathing technique is important.

X-Ray Left Scapula AP View test gives an understanding about problems.

Side effects/risks after X-Ray Left Scapula AP View

Very high use of radiations can cause effects such as bleeding, vomiting, hair loss, fainting, loss of skin and hair, etc. However the X-Ray Left Scapula AP View gives a very low radiation and is not believed to cause any health problems.

Preparation before X-Ray Left Scapula AP View

Following are a few things to keep in mind before a X-Ray Left Scapula AP View test:

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the X-Ray Left Scapula AP View
  • The X-Ray technician might ask you to change into a hospital gown.
  • Remove all jewellery and metal objects that can interfere with the scan.

Post-care after X-Ray Left Scapula AP View

Since there is a very less amount of radiation used during the X-Ray Left Scapula AP View scan, there are no exceptional precautions or care that needs to be taken. If reports are clear you can continue with your daily activities immediately. Your doctor will advise you what needs to be done soon after the X-Ray.

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