X – Ray is a commonly used non invasive radiological procedure to visualize internal organs, tissues, and bones of the body. X – Ray Right foot AP and LAT (lateral) views represents the X- ray images that need to be taken for the right in particular positions to obtain the best views.
What is X – Ray Right Foot AP and LAT ?
Generally, X – ray of the right foot will require anteroposterior (AP) and lateral (LAT) views to accurately pinpoint anomalies in the right foot. The most common indications for X – Ray Right foot AP and LAT are:
● Injury to the right foot.
● Joint disease (arthritis).
● Pain in the right foot while walking.
The findings on X – Ray Right foot AP and LAT are dependant on further management.
How is X – Ray Right Foot AP and LAT performed?
To obtain X – Ray Right foot AP view:
- You will be asked to lie down on the table.
- The X – ray machine is positioned to take images of your right foot.
- The right leg is bent so that the right foot can be firmly placed on the detector plate.
To obtain X – Ray Right foot LAT view:
- The right foot will be rotated in such a way such that the outside of the foot rests on the plate
The X – Ray Right foot AP and LAT views provide clues to the final diagnosis.
Side effects/risks of X – Ray Right foot AP and LAT views
The amount of X – ray used in X – Ray Right foot AP and 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 foot AP and LAT views
No specific preparation is required for X – Ray Right foot AP and LAT views The technician will see if you are comfortable enough for the procedure.
Post-care after X – Ray Right foot AP and LAT views
X – Ray Right foot AP and LAT views are an outpatient procedure that is completed within a few minutes.
If you experience pain in your right foot, download the mfine app and consult an orthopedist online.