Rt Femur AP View X-Ray is used to assess the thigh bone in case of pain, injury or deformities.
What is Rt Femur AP View X-Ray?
An X-Ray projection of the upper leg (thigh bone) is generated to assess the bone in case of an injury or any medical emergency.
Rt Femur AP View X-Ray is often performed as a second test after a knee or a hip X-Ray has demonstrated signs of an injury or fracture .
How is Rt Femur AP View X-Ray performed?
The Rt Femur AP View X-Ray is performed by placing the leg under an X-Ray machine. 
The patient is positioned as follows:
- The patient lies down on the table.
- Patient’s thigh bone (femur) is placed parallel to the middle of the table.
- Patient’s leg is rotated at an angle of approximately 5 degrees.
- It is ensured that the knee joint is also under the purview of the detector.
The entire procedure takes about 10-15 minutes post which the technician examines the X-Ray projections to give a conclusive diagnosis.
Side effects/risks of Rt Femur AP View X-Ray
Rt Femur AP View X-Ray has minimal risk of causing cancer and other radiation-related side effects. Children may be more susceptible to the effects of radiation.
Preparation before performing Rt Femur AP View X-Ray
No extensive preparation is required before getting Rt Femur AP View X-Ray.
However, some important points to keep in mind are :
- Remove any clothing around the leg to prevent it from obstructing the X-Ray image.
- Remove all jewelry and metal objects so that they do not appear on the X-Ray.
- Inform the technician of any metal implants so that it can be taken into consideration while viewing the X-Ray.
It is advisable to reach the test centre in advance to prepare better.
Post-care after Rt Femur AP View X-Ray
Patients may carry on with their daily routines after the X-Ray is done.
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