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Overview Brief

Rt Foot AP Obl. View X-Ray is used to diagnose for broken bones, dislocated joints, and arthritis.

What is Rt Foot AP Obl. View X-Ray?

An X-Ray projection of the foot is generated to assess the bone in case of an injury or any pronounced deformities, like swelling. [1]

Rt Foot AP Obl. View X-Ray is performed under the following circumstances:

  • When there is an existence of unexplained symptoms like general foot pain.
  • It may be performed after a broken bone is set, to ensure that it is set properly.

How is Rt Foot AP Obl. View X-Ray performed?

The Rt Foot AP Obl. View X-Ray is performed by placing the leg under an X-Ray machine. [2]

The patient is positioned as follows:

  • The patient may lie down on the table or sit upright depending on the comfort.
  • The injured leg must be flexed such that the sole of the foot is resting on the image receptor.
  • The foot is rotated until the sole is at an angle of 45 degrees to the receptor.

Rt Foot AP Obl. View X-Ray takes about 10-15 minutes post which, the technician examines the X-Ray projections to give a conclusive diagnosis.

Side effects/risks of Rt Foot AP Obl. View X-Ray

Rt Foot AP Obl. 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 Foot AP Obl. View X-Ray

No extensive preparation is required before getting Rt Foot AP Obl. View X-Ray.

However, some important points to keep in mind are [3]:

  • Remove any clothing around the foot 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 Foot AP Obl. View X-Ray

Patients may carry on with their daily routines after the X-Ray is done.

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