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What is X - Ray Both Wrists AP View?
X - Ray Right Wrist AP & LAT view helps to visualize the wrist using a small amount of radiation. Wrist comprises of forearm bones (radius and ulna) and eight small wrist bones (carpal bones). It is recommended in case of symptoms such as pain, tenderness and swelling in feet.
It helps to detect infections, cysts, tumors or other diseases in the wrist bones. It is also recommended before performing a surgery, to check the alignment of bones post surgery or as part of a bone-age study.
For AP(antero - posterior) and LAT views X-ray beam is placed in front and sideways of the patient body respectively.
Pregnant women should inform the physician about their condition as the radiations might affect the fetus.
Why is X - Ray Both Wrists AP View done?
- To diagnose any fracture of the bones of the wrist joint and to monitor the healing of the broken bones, 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 wrist joint.
- Also done in children as a part of the bone-age studies, to look for any growth abnormalities.
Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about X - Ray Both Wrists AP View
Frequently Asked Questions about X - Ray Both Wrists AP View
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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