An X-Ray Chest LAT Viewtest is a simple way to visualize the bones of the chest, heart and chest walls by passing a small amount of radiation. The area of the chest includes the lungs, mediastinum, bony thoracic cavity, and great vessels.
This test helps the doctor to view inside the body to make an incision. It makes easy for doctors to diagnose, monitor, and treat various medical ailments associated with the chest.
Why get tested?
The doctor may advise the patient to take the test
To evaluate if air or fluid is filled in or around the lungs
To examine an area where the patient is experiencing discomfort or pain
To monitor the healing or progression of the chest injury
To diagnose deformities or abnormal growth of the bones and any suspected infection in the lungs
It also helps to detect medical conditions such as
This test includes
X-Ray Chest LAT View
The radiologist may ask the patient to wear a hospital gown depending on the area to be imaged.
It is suggested to remove the jewellery and other metal objects before an x-ray.
It is very important to inform the doctor if the patient is pregnant or using an intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control.
It is very important to inform the doctor if the patient is pregnant so that required precautions can be taken to lower the exposure of the radiation to the fetus.