What is Right Foot AP View?
Right foot AP is a safe and painless test to view the bones of the foot which includes the ankle bones (tarsal bones), front end of feet (metatarsal bones), and toes (phalanges) and soft tissues (skin and muscles). Using a special X-ray film, the image is recorded. The X-ray image is black and white. The actual exposure of patient to radiation is usually less than a second, although the overall test may take 15-20 minutes.
Preparation for Right Foot AP View
- Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.
- You will have to remove your jewellery and avoid wearing clothes with metal objects like metal zips, studs etc. which might interfere with the image
- Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.
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