X - Ray Clavicle Both AP
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What is X - Ray Clavicle Both AP?
An X-ray of the clavicle is a safe and painless test to visualise the clavicle (collar bone) and the surrounding soft tissues (skin and muscles) using small amount of radiation. The collar bone connects your shoulder to the breastbone and rib cage. The image is recorded on a special X-ray film. The X-ray image is black and white in colour. Dense structures such as the bones, appear white and softer body tissues, such as the skin and muscles appear darker. The actual exposure time to radiation is usually less than a second, although the overall test may take 15-20 minutes.
Why is X - Ray Clavicle Both AP done?
- To diagnose any fractures of the clavicle (collar bone) and to monitor the healing of the broken bone, after it has been set.
- To diagnose any suspected infection, deformities or abnormal growth of this bone.
Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about X - Ray Clavicle Both AP
Frequently Asked Questions about X - Ray Clavicle Both AP
Q. What are the drawbacks of a bone X-ray?
X-ray images give a very clear view of the bones. However, it does not provide a good visual image of the soft tissues like tendons, muscles or fat tissue under the skin. Even the bone microfractures or complicated spine injuries are not clearly visible on the X Ray images. Apart from this, it also exposes the patient to some amount of radiations but the benefit of the information gained from an X-ray image outweighs the risk of radiations.
Q. Who interprets the X-ray results?
The interpretation of an X-Ray image is carried out by a radiologist who analyses or reads the X-ray image and prepares a report of the findings which is shared with the patient.
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