X – Ray Right Wrist AP & LAT view helps to visualize the wrist using a small amount of radiation. Wrist comprises of forearm bones (radius and ulna) and eight small wrist bones (carpal bones). It is recommended in case of symptoms such as pain, tenderness and swelling in feet.
It helps to detect infections, bone cysts, tumors or other diseases in the wrist 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) and LAT (lateral) views X-ray beam is placed in front and sideways to the patient body respectively.
Pregnant women should inform the physician about their condition as the radiations might affect the fetus.