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Overview Brief

An X-Ray Left Shoulder Joint AP and LAT View test is done to confirm if there is a fracture.

What is X-Ray Left Shoulder Joint AP and LAT View?

The X-Ray Left Shoulder Joint AP and LAT View also gives information of any bone abnormalities that also includes bone tumors and soft tissue disorders.

For the X-Ray Left Shoulder Joint AP and LAT View different hospitals have their own protocol for shoulder imaging.

How is X-Ray Left Shoulder Joint AP and LAT View performed?

The X-Ray Left Shoulder Joint AP and LAT View is performed in an erect or supine position.

  • In the AP position, the patient’s back is in the opposite direction to the image receptor and the left shoulder is at the center of the image receptor.
  • In the LAT position, the patient is sitting erect, facing the upright detector.

During the X-Ray Left Shoulder Joint AP and LAT View a breathing technique is important.

Side effects/risks after X-Ray Left Shoulder Joint AP and LAT View

Use of high radiation can cause hair loss, fainting, bleeding, vomiting, loss of skin and hair, etc. However in the X-Ray Left Shoulder Joint AP and LAT View test the radiation used is very low.

Preparation before X-Ray Left Shoulder Joint AP and LAT View

Following are a few things to keep in mind before an X-Ray Left Shoulder Joint AP and LAT View test:

  • Arrive 15 minutes before the X – Ray Left Shoulder Joint AP and LAT View
  • If needed change into a hospital gown.
  • Remove all sharp objects that would interfere with the scan.

Post-care after X-Ray Left Shoulder Joint AP and LAT View

Since there is very less use of radiation after the X-Ray Left Shoulder Joint AP and LAT View scan, doctors will advise to continue with normal daily activities, if reports come clear and there is no problem.

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