X - Ray Both Hands AP View
What is X - Ray Both Hands AP View?
X - Ray Both Hands AP View helps to visualize the hands and its surrounding areas using a small amount of radiation. Hand comprises of wrist bones (carpal bones) the bones between the wrist bones and the fingers (metacarpal bones) and the fingers (phalanges). It is recommended in case of symptoms such as pain, tenderness and swelling in hands.
It helps to detect infections, bone cysts, tumors, fractures and osteomyelitis in the hand 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.
Pregnant women should inform the physician about their condition as the radiations might affect the fetus.
Why is X - Ray Both Hands AP View done?
- To diagnose any broken/fractured bones of the hand and to monitor the healing of the broken bone, after it has been set.
- To diagnose any infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones and arthritis (inflammation of the joints).