An X-Ray Chest PA and LAT View Test is a non-invasive radiological test that uses a minimum amount of radiation to scan the chest of an individual. It forms the image of bones present chest and spine, lungs, heart, blood vessels and airways.
Why get tested?
An X-Ray Chest PA and LAT View Test uses X-rays to form the images of bones and muscles present in the chest. It helps diagnose the cause of difficulties in breathing, persistent cough, pain in chest and fever.
This test includes
X-Ray CHEST PA & LAT VIEW
The test does not require any specific preparations. However, mentioned below are some points that must be kept in mind prior to undergoing the X-Ray Chest PA and LAT View Test -
The patient might be given a hospital gown to wear at the time of the scan.
The patient might be asked to remove the jewellery items or any other metal objects that might interfere with the image.
Pregnant women should inform their doctor and the lab technician to avoid any adverse effect of radiation on the foetus health.