X - Ray Left Foot AP LAT View
Understanding X - Ray Left Foot AP LAT View
What is X - Ray Left Foot AP LAT View?
X - Ray Left Foot AP LAT view helps to visualize the foot using a small amount of radiation. Foot comprises of soft tissues and bones, which include the tarsal bones (ankle bones), metatarsal bones (front end of foot) and phalanges (toes). It is recommended in case of symptoms such as pain, tenderness and swelling in feet.
It helps in diagnosis of broken bones , dislocated joints and deformities. It is also recommended before performing a surgery and to check the alignment of bones post surgery.
For AP(antero - posterior) and LAT (lateral) views X-ray beam is placed in front and sideways to the patient body respectively.
Pregnant women should inform the physician about their condition as the radiations might affect the fetus.
What is X - Ray Left Foot AP LAT View used for?
- To diagnose any broken/fractured bones of the foot and to monitor the healing of the broken bone, after it has been set.
- To diagnose any suspected infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones and arthritis (inflammation of the joints).