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X - Ray L S Spine LATeral 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 L S Spine LATeral View in Gurgaon

What is X - Ray L S Spine LATeral View in Gurgaon?

X-Ray Lumbar-sacral (LS) Spine Lateral View test is a diagnostic medical imaging technique that allows us to view the anatomy of the lower back. It detects abnormalities, injuries, and diseases of the bones related to the lumbar-sacral region. A beam of X-rays forms a 2D image on a special detector. The person stands erect or lies down horizontally in an exam gown without any body movements.

The procedure takes around 10 to 20 minutes, and no side effects are noticed. Body jewellery or piercings are not allowed during the X-ray procedure. For safety, women with possible pregnancies must inform the authorities beforehand. Abnormal results could indicate fractures, slipped discs, osteoporosis, arthritis, tumour, or other birth defects, for which immediate medical treatment is recommended.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about X - Ray L S Spine LATeral View in Gurgaon

Frequently Asked Questions about X - Ray L S Spine LATeral 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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