X-ray Right Knee LAT View is a simple technique that uses X-rays to examine bones, muscles, and nerves of the right knee.
What is X-ray Right Knee LAT View?
X-ray Right Knee LAT View is a screening process of the right knee in which the affected area is exposed to X-ray radiation. The screening process is used to examine fractures, arthritis, osteonecrosis, bone contusions, and sprains.
How is X-ray Right Knee LAT View performed?
X-ray Right Knee LAT View is always performed by a qualified radiologist. The process is performed in the following steps:
- The patient is requested to lie on a screening table.
- A film is placed below the knee of the patient, which is to be scanned.
- The machine is adjusted by the radiologist to obtain the image.
- The patient is requested to be still at the time of screening.
- Once the screening is done, the film is checked by the radiologist.
Side effects of X-ray Right Knee LAT View
X-ray Right Knee LAT View uses very weak rays for the imaging process; however, the following side effects may occur:
- The patient may experience low to mild headaches.
- The patient may experience itching and rashes on the exposed part.
Preparations before performing X-ray Right Knee LAT View
X-ray Right Knee LAT View does not need any preparation before the test.
- The patient should remove all metallic objects from the body.
- The doctor should be informed about pregnancy or the use of an intrauterine device (IUD).
Post-care after X-ray Right Knee LAT View
X-ray Right Knee LAT View does not have any harmful effects on the patient. The following post-care steps, however, may be taken:
- If the patient is feeling exhausted after the test, he or she should have fluids to replenish energy.
- If the patient is experiencing itching in the exposed area, then cooling lotion should be applied. In severe cases, the patient should be taken to the doctor.
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