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Overview Brief

Rt Hand AP and Obl X-Ray is used to understand arthritis or other degenerative diseases that may affect hand bones.

What is Rt Hand AP and Obl X-Ray?

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

Rt Hand AP and Obl X-Ray is performed under the following circumstances:

  • When there is an existence of unexplained symptoms like a general pain in the hand.
  • Monitoring the growth of the bone to determine deficiencies or metabolic disorders.

How is Rt Hand AP and Obl X-Ray performed?

The Rt Hand AP and Obl X-Ray is performed by placing the hand under an X-Ray machine. [2]

The patient is positioned as follows:

  • The patient may be seated alongside the table.
  • The arm is flexed at 90 degrees and rested on the table.
  • Patient’s shoulder, elbow, and hand should be in the transverse plane.
  • Patient’s hand and elbow should be at the shoulder height.

Rt Hand AP and Obl 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 Hand AP and Obl X-Ray

Rt Hand AP and Obl 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 Hand AP and Obl X-Ray

No extensive preparation is required before getting Rt Hand AP and Obl X-Ray.

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

  • Remove any rings or accessories from the hand 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 Hand AP and Obl X-Ray

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

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