X - Ray Right Sacro-Iliac Joint Obl View
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Understanding X - Ray Right Sacro-Iliac Joint Obl View
What is X - Ray Right Sacro-Iliac Joint Obl View?
An X-ray of the sacroiliac joint is a safe and painless test to visualise the area of the back where the spine joins with the pelvis (hip bones). The image is recorded on a special X-ray film. The X-ray image is black and white. Dense structures such as the bones, appear white and softer body tissues, such as the skin and muscles appear darker. The actual exposure time to radiation is usually less than a second, although the overall test may take 15-20 minutes.
What is X - Ray Right Sacro-Iliac Joint Obl View used for?
- To look for and diagnose the cause of lower back pain which could be due to sacroilitis (inflammation of this joint) or ankylosing spondylitis (a form of arthritis that affects the spine).
- To diagnose any suspected infection, deformities, abnormal growth or fracture of the bones in this region and to monitor the healing of the broken bone, once it has been set.
Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about X - Ray Right Sacro-Iliac Joint Obl View
Frequently Asked Questions about X - Ray Right Sacro-Iliac Joint Obl View
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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