X - Ray Right Shoulder Joint AP/LAT
What is X - Ray Right Shoulder Joint AP/LAT?
The shoulder area comprises the shoulder joint, collar bone, shoulder blade, bone of the upper arm, and the skin and muscles around it. In Anterior-Posterior (AP) projection, X-rays pass from the front to the back of the patient. The lateral view is taken from the patient’s side. X - Ray Right Shoulder Joint AP/LAT visualizes any fractures/dislocations closer to bones of the upper arm, shoulder, bone tumors, arthritis, osteoporosis, and degenerative diseases like calcium deposits in and around the area.
An X-ray uses radiation to create a picture of the area. A radiologist will assess the images and send a report. A plain X-ray usually takes 15 minutes. It is a safe and painless technique, as the radiation exposure is minimal.
Why is X - Ray Right Shoulder Joint AP/LAT done?
- To diagnose any fracture of the bones that form the shoulder joint and to monitor the healing of the broken bone, after it has been set.
- To detect any infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones.
- To diagnose any suspected shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, and arthritis of this joint.