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Overview

X-Ray is a commonly used non invasive radiological procedure to visualize internal organs, tissues, and bones of the body. X-Ray Right finger AP LAT stands for the views that need to be taken for the right finger by X-Ray imaging.

What is X-Ray Right finger AP LAT?

Generally, X-Ray Right finger will require anteroposterior (AP) and lateral (LAT) views to accurately pinpoint anomalies in the right finger. The most common indications for X-Ray Right finger AP LAT views are:
● Fractures.
● Dislocations.
● Avulsions.
● Injury to the right finger.
● Joint disease (arthritis).
The findings on X-Ray Right finger AP LAT views act as a guide for further management.

How is X-Ray Right finger AP Lat performed?

X-Ray Right finger AP LAT view is performed by the radiology technician who will position your fingers under the X-Ray machine over a detector plate. Generally, X-Ray of the adjoining fingers are also taken. 

In the X-Ray Right finger AP view:

  • The fingers are spaced far away from each other while placing the right palm on the plate

In X-Ray Right finger LAT view:

  • Depending on which finger of the right hand is involved, the technician will place the affected finger in a sideways position on to the plate
  • You may be asked to hold your other fingers away from the affected finger

X-Ray Right finger AP LAT views provide useful clues towards reaching a diagnosis.

Side effects/risks of X-Ray Right finger AP Lat views

The amount of X-Ray used in X-Ray Right finger AP LAT views are minimal. So, there are no side-effects as such. However, even a minimal amount of X-Ray can harm a developing fetus; inform your doctor if you are pregnant.

Preparation before performing X-Ray Right finger AP LAT views

No specific preparation is required for X-Ray Right finger AP LAT views. The technician will seat you comfortably before placing your right palm and fingers for the procedure.

Post-care after X-Ray Right finger AP LAT views

X-Ray Right finger AP Lat views are an outpatient procedure that is completed within a few minutes.

If you experience pain or swelling either after an injury, or otherwise, download the mfine app and consult an orthopedist online.

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