X-Ray Foot AP view is a non-invasive imaging test. This test provides a pictorial representation of the bones of the foot which include the ankle bones (tarsal bones), toes (phalanges) the soft tissues (skin and muscles), and the front end of the feet (metatarsal bones).
Why get tested?
The test helps to diagnose and monitor
1. The broken/fractured bones of the foot
2. Healing of a broken bone post-surgery
3. Deformities or abnormal growth of the bones
4. Undiagnosed infection,
5. Osteoporosis and arthritis.
What it measures?
The test helps to assess the dense structure of the foot. X-ray Foot AP View test enables the doctors to have a clear and descriptive view of:
· A fractured bone in the feet,
· Abnormal growth of the bone in the feet
· Undiagnosed infection
This test includes
X-RAY FOOT AP VIEW
1. The patients may be advised to remove braces, jewelry, bandages or any other form of metal objects from the body. 2. The radiologist may ask the patient to wear loose fitted clothes.
3. Pregnant females are advised to consult a doctor before getting an x-ray examination as it may pose a threat to the health of the fetus.