An X-ray Finger AP and LAT view is the test performed to get the pictorial representation of the finger and the soft tissues, using a small amount of radiation. The dense structure such as bones appears white and softer tissues such as muscles and skin appear darker.
This test helps the doctor to locate and understand degenerative diseases or injuries that affect the fingers. This test can also help the doctor to monitor the proper growth of the bone of the Fingers.
Why get tested?
A doctor may advise the patient to undergo an X-ray finger AP and LAT view for the following:
To diagnose deformities or abnormal growth of the bones
To diagnose fractured bone of the Finger
To monitor the healing of the broken
To diagnose any suspected infection, arthritis (inflammation of joints) or osteoporosis.
This test includes
X-RAY FINGERS AP & LAT VIEW
There is a slight risk of radiation exposure to the fetus, it is important to inform the doctor if the patient is pregnant.
It is advised to remove bracelets, rings, watches or any other metal object before taking the test.
It is recommended to inform the patient is using an intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control.
Depending on the area to be imaged, the doctor will ask the patient to wear a hospital gown.