An X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP has been used mainly to check for spine problems, but they are also used under many other situations.
What is the X-Ray Shoulder Joint AP – Left Side?
Reasons you may undergo X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP are:
- Spinal injuries, dysfunctional joints or degenerated discs
- Healing problems after a back surgery
X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP used to display the sacrum and its articulations (1).
How is the X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP performed?
An X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP is performed in a room with a mobile X-ray camera attached to a long metal arm. The patient must be in a supine position. The entire procedure takes 10-20 minutes. (1)
Side effects/risks of X-Ray Shoulder Joint AP – Left Side
The X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP is a quick non-invasive test but may have the following side effects:
- Risk of cancer.
- Allergic reaction to the contrast dye.
In case of severe reactions during the scan or after, patients must notify the operator immediately.
Preparation before performing X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP
The X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP is simple and some preparation can help make the test smooth by:
- Wear comfortable clothing and remove jewelry.
- Let your lab technician know about any metal implants.
Patients are advised to reach the test centre in advance to prepare better.
Post-care after X-Ray Shoulder Joint AP – Left Side
Patients may continue with regular chores after the X-Ray Sacrococcygeal Spine AP is completed. However, depending upon the results the doctor may order follow up scans like CT scan or MRI scan.
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