X-ray leg AP & LAT is an imaging test to visualize the bones in the leg (tibia and fibula) from both anteroposterior and lateral sides. This test helps the doctors to detect various conditions related to the leg.
A Leg AP View –
In the AP view the X-Rays pass through the leg from front to back. This produces a picture of the bones and soft tissues in the lower leg. The image further helps the doctors to visualize the knee joint.
An X-Ray Leg LAT View –
In the LAT view, the images are produced only in the supine (horizontal) position. The patient may be asked to lie down the rays will be projected vertically.
Why get tested?
The test helps the doctors to visualize and detect any -
Changes in the soft tissues
Space between the knee joint and the bones
Trauma or fracture
This test includes
X-Ray LEG AP & LAT VIEW
The technician may ask the patient to wear loose fitted clothes.
The lab technician will instruct the patient and position the X-Ray machine prior to conducting the test.