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X-Ray Lumbar Spine AP and LAT View demonstrates the views of the lower back of the body.

What is X-Ray Lumbar Spine AP and LAT View?

X-Ray Lumbar Spine AP and LAT View also enables the view of the structures associated with the lumbar spine such as the cartilage, nerves, tendons, and ligaments.

  • The test is usually done to detect any injuries or trauma caused to the lumbar spine.
  • Arthritis and fractures are some other factors can be detected in the images obtained from the test.
  • Cancer of the lumbar spine can also be diagnosed from the test.

X-Ray Lumbar Spine AP and LAT View test offers the doctors an idea of how to proceed with the condition hereon.

How is X-Ray Lumbar Spine AP and LAT View performed?

X-Ray Lumbar Spine AP and LAT View is performed as follows:

  • The patient needs to visit the X-ray centre or the radiology centre to undergo the test.
  • He should lie on the table with his face facing upward (supine position).
  • The machine that captures images is moved below the back of the patient to obtain the exact view of the lumbar spine.
  • The positions of the patient may be changed to obtain images from different angles. 

The X-Ray Lumbar Spine AP and LAT View procedure is completed in a matter of few minutes.

Side effects/risks of X-Ray Lumbar Spine AP and LAT View

The side effects of X-Ray Lumbar Spine AP and LAT View are rare. The x-rays contain very low levels of radiation and hence do not tend to have any side effects.

Preparation before performing X-Ray Lumbar Spine AP and LAT View

Preparation for X-Ray Lumbar Spine AP and LAT View is as follows:

  • The patient can do away with any ornaments or metals that he may be wearing.

Post-care after X-Ray Lumbar Spine AP and LAT View

Post-care for X-Ray Lumbar Spine AP and LAT View is as follows:

  • The patient can contact the doctor to discuss the reports and take suggested medications for his condition of the spine.

When at mfine, you can rest assured about being suggested the best treatment programs including X-Ray Lumbar Spine AP and LAT View.

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