An X-Ray Hand AP View Test is a non-invasive radiological test that uses a minimum amount of radiation to scan the hand of an individual. It forms the image of the bones present in one’s hand when the palm is facing the scanner.
Why get tested?
An X-Ray Hand AP View Test uses x-rays to form the image of the bones present in one’s hand and fingers. It helps evaluate the cause of pain, swelling, tenderness and deformities in the hand. The test is useful in diagnosing conditions such as fracture and rheumatoid arthritis. It also helps assess the functional hand and wrist complaints.
This test includes
X-Ray Hand AP 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 Hand AP 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.