X-ray - AP & LAT LEFT FOREARM

X-ray - AP & LAT LEFT FOREARM

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X-ray is a safe and painless test that uses a small amount of radiation to make an image of a person's bones. During the examination, an X-ray machine sends a beam of radiation through the forearm, and an image is recorded on a X-ray film. X-ray- fore arm is commonly done to diagnose or exclude fractures following an injury. After a broken bone has been set, an X-ray can help determine whether the bones are in alignment.


Why is X-ray - AP & LAT LEFT FOREARM done ?

The upper extremity includes the fingers, hand, wrist, elbow, forearm, upper arm and shoulder. An upper extremity X-ray is a test that uses radiation to produce detailed images of the bones of the upper extremity. An upper extremity X-ray may be ordered to evaluate for various injuries and conditions, including: fractures (breaks), dislocations (joints that are pulled or pushed out of their normal position), Arthritis, unexplained swelling or pain bone deformities, tumors (abnormal masses of cells), infections, assist in the detection and diagnosis of bone cancer, locate foreign objects in soft tissues around or in bones. In addition, an upper extremity X-ray may be used after treatment to ensure that a fracture has been properly aligned and stabilized for healing. The scaphoid bone is one of the carpal bones of the wrist. It is situated between the hand and forearm on the thumb side of the wrist (also called the lateral or radial side). It forms the radial border of the carpal tunnel.

The most common X-ray views are poster anterior, anteroposterior, and lateral. In an poster anterior (PA) view, the x-ray source is positioned so that the x-ray beam enters through the posterior (back) and exits out of the anterior (front), where the beam is detected. To obtain this view, the patient stands facing a flat surface behind which is an x-ray detector. In anteroposterior (AP) views, the positions of the x-ray source and detector are reversed: the x-ray beam enters through the anterior aspect and exits through the posterior aspect. AP are harder to read than PA x-rays and are therefore generally reserved for situations where it is difficult for the patient to get an ordinary chest x-ray, such as when the patient is bedridden. Lateral views are obtained in a similar fashion as the poster anterior views, except in the lateral view, the patient stands with both arms raised and the side of the chest pressed against a flat surface. Oblique view are projection taken with the central ray at an angle to any of the body planes. It is described by the angle of obliquity and the portion of the body the X-ray beam exits; right or left and posterior or anterior. Right or left as stated above indicates the portion of the body the X-ray beam exits. The axillary view is useful for detecting anterior or posterior dislocations that are not evident in the AP view.

X-ray - AP & LAT LEFT FOREARM Instructions

CCO:
No prior preperation is required.Ask if the patient is pregnant.

SLAs:
For XRay test scheduled before 2 PM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For XRay test scheduled after 2 PM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

FACILITATOR:
No specific instructions

SLAs:
For XRay test scheduled before 2 PM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For XRay test scheduled after 2 PM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

Why is X-ray - AP & LAT LEFT FOREARM ?

X-ray - AP & LAT LEFT FOREARM can help find the causes of common signs and symptoms such as pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity of the forearm. It can help diagnose fractures, and after a broken bone has been set, can help determine whether the bones are in proper alignment and the break has healed properly.

  Also, an X-ray can help to detect later stages of infection, as well as cysts, tumors, or other diseases in the bones of the forearm.

Both AP and lateral views of left forearm are helpful in studying the structure of radius or ulna (bones of the forearm) and/or wrist.