The X-ray Optic Foramen – Right is a diagnostic view done to look for the presence of foreign bodies in the optic canal.
What is X-ray Optic Foramen – Right?
The optic foramen is the opening to the optic canal. It is located in the sphenoid bone, bounded medially by the body of the sphenoid and laterally by the smaller wing of the sphenoid. X-ray Optic Foramen – Right diagnoses the presence of foreign bodies in the optic foramen.
How is X-ray Optic Foramen – Right Performed?
X-ray Optic Foramen – Right is performed in the following steps:
- The patient is made to lie face down on the table.
- Then, the patient is asked to place their chin on the table. The forehead has to be lifted to keep the line straight.
- Then, the patient has to place their right cheek on the table.
Side Effects/Risks of X-ray Optic Foramen – Right
The risks of X-ray Optic Foramen – Right can include the following risks:
- The X-rays can cause harm to pregnant women and they should not get this X-ray done unless absolutely necessary.
- The X-ray technician should use protective shielding for women and children.
Preparation before Performing X-ray Optic Foramen – Right
There are no special preparations necessary before going for an X-ray Optic Foramen – Right scan. However, the patient should
- Remove dentures.
- Remove any jewelry or other metal objects that might interfere with getting a clear image.
- Inform the laboratory technician if there are metal implants in the head to prevent incorrect diagnosis.
- Pregnancy should be communicated to the doctor.
Post-care after X-ray Optic Foramen – Right
No special post-care is necessary after performing the X-ray Optic Foramen – Right scan. If the patient feels any form of discomfort, they should contact the doctor immediately.
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