X - Ray Left Elbow Joint AP & LAT View
What is X - Ray Left Elbow Joint AP & LAT View?
The area of the elbow includes the bones of the forearm, upper arm, and elbow joint. Anterior-Posterior (AP) projection demonstrates the elbow joint in its natural anatomical position. The LAT projection is a 90-degree view of the AP elbow. It diagnoses chronic discomforts of the elbow joint. An X-ray uses radiation to create a picture of the area. A radiologist will assess the images and send a report.
It diagnoses any fractured bones of the elbow joint and also infections, osteoporosis, and arthritis.
A plain X-ray usually takes 15 minutes. The actual exposure time to radiation is usually less than a second, so it is a safe and painless technique.
Why is X - Ray Left Elbow Joint AP & LAT View done?
- To diagnose any fracture of the bones of the elbow joint and to monitor the healing of the broken bone, after it has been set.
- To diagnose any infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones of this joint.
- To diagnose any suspected arthritis or dislocation of the elbow joint.