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X Ray Finger AP/LAT

NRS. 650

NRS. 700

  • Appointment Required: Preferable
  • Fasting Required: No Need
  • Reports Available: Daily by 6.00pm

The finger series is comprised, conventionally of a posteroanterior, oblique and a lateral view. The series examines in detail the distal, middle and proximal phalanx as well as the interphalangeal, metacarpophalangeal and carpometacarpal joints. 

Finger x-rays are indicated for a variety of settings including: 
  • fractures
  • dislocations
  • foreign body localization
  • scleroderma
  • erosive arthritis
  • traumatic injuries 
  • avulsion fractures 
  • Standard projection
    • PA view
      • typically performed with adjacent fingers in the field of view to ascertain what finger is being imaged 
      • displays the distal, middle and proximal phalanx in the PA (AP) position  
    • oblique view
      • the entire finger is displayed at roughly 45° to the PA projection
      • it has been proven to enhance the diagnostic accuracy of the finger series 2
    • lateral view
      • demonstrate the entire finger in the lateral position
      • excellent view to evaluate for dislocations and volar plate avulsions
No precaution required.

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