X-Ray Right Arm AP and LAT is a radiology technique in which rays are passed through the arm that is in Anteroposterior or lateral position to detect any possible fracture or bone injury.
What is X-Ray Right Arm AP and LAT?
The X-Ray Right Arm AP and LAT is an electromagnetic wave of high energy with a very short wavelength picture.
The beams are passed from front to the back of the arm in AP and from LAT position to detect any fracture or any small foreign material that may have entered the arm during an accident.
The entire process of X-Ray Right Arm AP and LAT takes about 15 to 30 minutes.
How is X-Ray Right Arm AP and LAT performed?
For an X-Ray Right Arm AP and LAT test, you need to wear clothing in which the arm is exposed to the technologist.
- The patient is positioned so that the arm is between the source of the X-Rays and an X-Ray detector, for both front-to-back and lateral views.
The rays are passed through the arm and images appear in shades of black and white.
Side effects/risks Associated with X-Ray Right Arm AP and LAT
Long exposure to these rays may cause skin disease or skin burns. There is a slight risk of developing cancer later in life, but it is possible only when exposed to extremely high levels of radiation.
Preparation before performing X-Ray Right Arm AP and LAT
There is no special preparation needed for a regular X-Ray Right Arm AP and LAT test.
You may be asked to remove any metal objects such as jewellery, watch or hairpin that may interfere with the rays.
Care after X-Ray Right Arm AP and LAT
There are no side effects or after-effects of a regular X-Ray
Right Arm AP and LAT test and normal daily activities can continue.
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