AP view depicts the picture of tibia and fibula, and soft tissues of the right leg. This technique is safe and painless test that uses a small amount of the radiation.
What is X – Ray Right Lower Limb AP View?
The tibia fibula AP view is part of a two view series of the entire tibia, fibula, and both the knee and ankle joint. The lateral and medial malleoli of the distal fibula and tibia are in profile. The tibiotalar joint space and the knee joint space are open. Dense structure like tibia and fibula appears white while softer body tissue appears darker.
How is X – Ray Right Lower Limb AP View?
The process of X – Ray Right Lower Limb AP View involves:
- The patient should lie down on table below the X-Ray machine.
- Technician will help you to manage the position.
- keep the leg still to avoid blurred image.
The X – Ray Right Lower Limb AP View is safe and painless. Patient does not need to be hospitalized.
Side-effects of X – Ray Right Lower Limb AP View
Some common risks of the procedure are:
- Exposure to harmful X-ray radiations.
- More risk for developing babies.
- Adverse effects of radiation on children and pregnant women.
Preparation before X – Ray Right Lower Limb AP View
It does not require special preparation. Patients have to schedule X – Ray Right Lower Limb AP View scan beforehand. The preparation for the scan includes
- Should remove metallic objects before the scan.
- Checking medical history and medications with the radiologists.
Post-care after X – Ray Right Lower Limb AP View
The radiologist will advise about the post-care after X – Ray Right Lower Limb AP View. Some post-care precautions include:
- Pay attention to allergies such as rash and fever, and report them to the doctor.
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