X - Ray Soft Tissue Neck AP LAT View
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What is X - Ray Soft Tissue Neck AP LAT View?
An X ray of the soft tissue neck is a less invasive test which helps to visualize the overall airway structures. This test covers the three regions of the pharynx (connects mouth and nose to food pipe), epiglottis, glottis and subglottis. 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 Soft Tissue Neck AP LAT View done?
- To diagnose the presence of the foreign bodies (fishbone, metal coins, toys etc.)
- To determine the upper respiratory tract infection (UTI) and retropharyngeal abscesses
- To evaluate the croup (viral respiratory tract infection) and epiglottitis (inflammation of epiglottis)
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