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X - Ray Dorso Lumbar Spine AP & LAT View in Gurgaon

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Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.
  2. You may have to remove your jewelry and any metal objects which might interfere with the image.
  3. Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.
  4. You may be asked to empty your bladder and pass stools before the X-ray.

Understanding X - Ray Dorso Lumbar Spine AP & LAT View in Gurgaon

What is X - Ray Dorso Lumbar Spine AP & LAT View in Gurgaon?

An X-Ray Dorso Lumbar Spine AP & LAT View is a non-invasive, painless test that uses a little radiation to see the vertebral bones of the lower back, their intervertebral discs, and the surrounding soft tissues such as skin and muscles. The image takes on a specially developed X-ray film. The X-ray picture is black and white.

The actual radiation exposure period is often less than a second, while the entire test may take 20 to 30 minutes.

This test verifies the source of persistent lower back discomfort and examines the spinal bones for any injuries or fractures (vertebrae). It also helps in the diagnosis of any suspected tumors, arthritis, osteoporosis, or spinal infections.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about X - Ray Dorso Lumbar Spine AP & LAT View in Gurgaon

Frequently Asked Questions about X - Ray Dorso Lumbar Spine AP & LAT View in Gurgaon

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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