X - Ray Left Lower Ribs AP
What is X - Ray Left Lower Ribs AP?
X-Ray Left lower Ribs AP test is a imaging technique used to capture anteroposterior (from front to back) images of the lower ribs (9-12). It can detect infections, tumours, rib fractures, the outline of the major blood vessels, size and shape of the lower ribs, and constricted arteries.
Your doctor may advise you to take an X-ray of the left side lower ribs AP when you met with an accident or fractured your rib bone. While the X-ray treatment itself is safe and painless, but you may have some discomfort if you had recent surgery or an injury. The overall test may take 15-20 minutes. You will be asked to wear a gown, remove any clothing and jewellery for the test.
Why is X - Ray Left Lower Ribs AP done?
- To diagnose any injury or fracture of the lower ribs (9-12)
- To diagnose the cause of any pain or tenderness in these ribs
- To diagnose any deformities or abnormal growth of these ribs