X-Ray HIP AP & LAT VIEW

About the test

X-ray of the hip in lateral view is an orthogonal image taken along with an AP (anteroposterior) view i.e. the x-ray beams pass from front-to-back through the hip. The method is primarily used to assess for foreign bodies or displacement of bones in the hip and the proximal femur. The test is used to either confirm or eliminate the possibility of fractures or dislocation in the hip and femur area.

Procedure of the Test:

The X-Ray hip AP & LAT view test involves the following steps-

  • The patient is positioned alongside the table and the patient is asked to position the hip perpendicular to the image receptor.
  • The radiologist instructs the patient to stand, lie and move in order to get the images of the hip from various views.
  • The technician conducting the exam will ask the patient to hold their breath as this minimizes the occurrence of superimposition and enhances the clarity in the image obtained.

Why get tested?

The test checks the structure of the hip in an orthogonal view where the x-ray beam is passed from the front to the back of the hip. The image obtained after the x-ray enables the medical practitioner to conclude the underlying condition or cause of pain and discomfort.

The AP & LAT view of the hip x-ray is conducted to check for any infection, inflammation or deformity in the hip. They help in diagnosing a variety of conditions, a few of which are listed below:

  • Suspected metacarpal dislocation
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Trauma with a suspected fracture
  • Foreign body detection and localization
  • Detection of deformity or joint pain

This test includes

  • X-Ray HIP AP & LAT VIEW

Preparations

  • There are no special preparatory measures required to be taken before undergoing this test.
  • It is recommended to remove any metal objects including jewelry while undergoing the test, as they may interfere with the image obtained during the test.
  • Since, the test involves scanning of the wrists and palm, the individual undergoing the test is advised to wear a half-sleeved t-shirt for easy accessibility during the test.

Frequently asked questions

Q.How much time is required for the x-ray of the hip in the AP & LAT View?

The time required to conduct the test is usually 10 minutes - 15 minutes. The time taken to publish the result may take a little longer depending on the processing time of the lab.

Q.Are there any special measures required to be taken post an x-ray Hip - AP & LAT View?

There are no special measures required to be taken post an x-ray of the hip. However, the medical practitioner may advice certain instructions after the procedure, depending on the medical condition of the individual.

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X-Ray HIP AP & LAT VIEW

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