X – Ray Left Hand AP & Oblique Views helps to visualize the hands and its surrounding areas using a small amount of radiation. Hand comprises of wrist bones (carpal bones) the bones between the wrist bones and the fingers (metacarpal bones) and the fingers (phalanges). It is recommended in case of symptoms such as pain, tenderness and swelling in hands.
It helps to detect infections, bone cysts, tumors, fractures and osteomyelitis in the hand bones. It is also recommended before performing a surgery, to check the alignment of bones post surgery or as part of a bone-age study.
For AP(antero – posterior) views X-ray beam is placed in front of the patient body.
Pregnant women should inform the physician about their condition as the radiations might affect the fetus.