X - Ray Left Arm AP & LAT
What is X - Ray Left Arm AP & LAT?
An X-ray of the arm is a safe and painless method to visualise the arm using small amount of radiation. The area of the arm includes the shoulder joint, bone of the upper arm (humerus), elbow, bones of the forearm (radius and ulna), the wrist and the soft tissues (skin and muscles) surrounding it. It is recommended in case of symptoms such as pain, tenderness or swelling in arm. This method is used to detect any fractures, infection, abnormal growth and dislocation of the joints in the arm. It can also be used as a guide for a surgery as well as a method to monitor the healing process post surgery.
This imaging technique can diagnose tumors, osteoporosis, deformities of bones and cysts.
For AP(antero- posterior) and LAT (lateral) views X-ray beam is placed in front and sideways to the patient respectively.
Pregnant women should inform the physician about their condition as the radiations might affect the fetus.
Why is X - Ray Left Arm AP & LAT done?
- To diagnose any fracture of the bones of the arm (area from the shoulder to the wrist) and to monitor the healing of the broken bone, after it has been set.
- To detect any infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones.
- To diagnose any suspected arthritis or dislocation of the joints of the arm.
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