X - Ray Skull a.p And LAT Views
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What is X - Ray Skull a.p And LAT Views?
An X ray of the skull or head is a less invasive test which helps to visualize the skull bones which comprises of facial bones, sinus and nose. The X-ray image is black and white. 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 Skull a.p And LAT Views done?
- To diagnose the traumatic brain injury (TBI), head/skull fractures and dislocation of skull joints
- To detect brain disorders like congenital brain abnormalities, brain tumour, otosclerosis (deafness due to inner ear bone overgrowth)
- To find out otitis media (middle ear infection), loss of calcium from skull bone, headache, skull bones infection
- To detect hearing loss, sinusitis, mastoid bone infection and pain due to increased intracranial pressure