X - Ray Left Hip Joint LAT View
What is X - Ray Left Hip Joint LAT View?
X-Ray Left Hip Joint LAT View is a safe and painless imaging test to visualize the hip joints and associated soft tissues using small amounts of ionizing radiations. Dense body parts like bones appear white in color, while soft tissues usually appear dark in color. Sometimes, a contrast agent would be used to get more detailed information. This test analyzes the hip joints for potential abnormalities like fractures, dislocations, osteoporosis, infections, and arthritis. The test can also be used to analyze how the hip joints are healing post-surgery.
X-rays are generally not recommended for pregnant women because of the risk to the baby. The patient would be asked to remove the jewelry and may be asked to wear a hospital gown.
Why is X - Ray Left Hip Joint LAT View done?
- To diagnose any fracture of the bones that form the hip joint 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 osteoarthritis or dislocation of the hip joint.
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Frequently Asked Questions about X - Ray Left Hip Joint LAT View