The pelvis is the large bony frame situated near the base of the spine. The leg
bones and other vertebrae are attached to the pelvis. X-ray pelvis AP standing
is a diagnostic view of the pelvis structure undertaken to detect injuries or fractures.
What is X-Ray Pelvis AP Standing?
X-Ray pelvis AP standing is an anteroposterior view, that is, the image is taken from the front in a standing position. X-ray pelvis AP standing is normally done for patients with chronic lower back pain.
How is X-Ray Pelvis AP Standing Performed?
X-Ray pelvis AP standing is performed in the following way:
- The patient is asked to stand
upright with the back pressed against the image receptor.
- The chin is raised so that it is out of the image area.
- The hands are placed by the patient’s side.
- The shoulders are lowered to move the collarbones below the apices of the lungs. 2
Side Effects/Risks Associated with X-Ray Pelvis AP Standing
The risks of X – Ray Pelvis AP Standing can include:
- X-rays can be harmful for pregnant women.
- The X-ray technician should use protective shielding for women and children.
Preparation before Performing X – Ray Pelvis AP Standing
There is no special diet required before having an X-Ray Pelvis AP Standing view taken.
However, the patients should:
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing or a hospital gown.
- Remove any jewellery or metallic items they might be wearing.
- Notify the technician if there are any metallic implants in the body from previous surgeries.3
Care after X-Ray Pelvis AP Standing
No particular care is necessary after performing X-Ray Pelvis AP Standing.
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