X-RAY Skull AP/LAT - Test, Procedure & Cost



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The antero posterior AP view/ Lateral View are considered to be specific radiographs of the skull.

This view further offers an overview of the patient’s whole skull rather than striving to just highlight any one region. The “lateral skull base” is known to be one unique area of the skull base; it is situated at the side of the skull.

Why is this scan done?

Antero Posterior View

This Scan helps in the examination for the assessment of the medial and lateral displacements of the skull fractures, in addition to the neoplastic changes and further can lead to Paget’s disease.

Note: As this view would result in a higher radiation dose exposure to the radiosensitive lens of the eyes as compared to the PA view, it is recommended to be used in situations where patient is unable to face the designated detector, like in the trauma settings and for the patients with poor mobility.


This projection is also used to evaluate and look for any skull fractures, in addition to any neoplastic changes and the Paget disease. In trauma settings, a horizontal beam in a lateral projection would demonstrate the air-fluid levels in your sphenoid sinus; this is an indication of the basal skull fracture.

How to prepare for an X-ray Scan

  • At the hospital, just before the test is done, the patient is asked to follow the following instructions:
    •  Change into the hospital gown
    • Remove any jewellery that could hinder X-ray images.


  • During the Test, your body will be positioned in between a machine producing X-rays and a plate. This plate creates the image digitally or using the X-ray film.
  • Depending on the type of X-ray, you may be asked to position in a certain manner. The X-ray technician would then ask you to take a deep breath and hold it for the next few seconds. 
  • After the scanning is complete, the respective radiologist would examine the images to understand whether any more of them are required ahead. Once the radiologist is satisfied, the patient could go back home.


No particular is needed after undergoing the scan

Cost of X-ray Skull AP/LAT in Delhi

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The aim of GDIC is to provide world’s finest technology at the lowest price. 

The rates of scans are reasonably priced. Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Centre also offer FLAT 50% OFF on many tests. 

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Patients can rely upon test reports as reports are 100% accurate Cost of X-ray Skull AP LAT Test/Digital in Delhi starts from Rs 350 and upwards, with the variation from one diagnostic center to another.

Test Type X-RAY Skull AP/LAT

X-RAY Skull AP/LAT (X-Ray)

  • Remove the object that contains Metal, such as Jewellery, Hair Clips, Watches, Rings, or any other similar object from scanning part of the body, so as to avoid a bright or blank spot on the diagnostic film.
  • You must inform the technologist, radiology nurse, and/or physician if you have allergies, are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are on medication.
  • Fasting is not required.
  • Doctor’s Prescription if any
  • Bring all documents related to medical history.
  • Carry Your ID Proof.

4-6 hours

Test Price ₹ 350 ₹ 700
Frequently Asked Questions

In the anterior to the posterior (AP) radiographs, the posterior structures are seen to be closer to the detector, and in the posterior to anterior (PA) images, anterior structures are closer to the designated detector.

There is a low radiation exposure. The X-rays are thus monitored and regulated to provide minimum amount of x-ray radiation exposure that is needed to produce the desired image.

Most of the experts also feel that risk is quite low as compared to the benefits.

It is seen that a traumatic brain injury or a TBI could be the risk of a fractured skull. A mild break could cause a few problems in the skull and then it would heal over time.

The more severe breaks could lead to the bleeding in or around the brain, in any brain damage, the leaking of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), any infection, and the seizures. These would need a surgery immediately.

The severe skull fracture has some symptoms that would include the following:

  • Slurred speech
  • Trouble walking
  • Weakness that is seen on one side or on the area of the patient’s body.
  • The clear fluid or the blood that is leaking from the nose or ear.

There are around four major types of the skull fractures, these are as follows:

  • Linear skull fractures
  • Depressed skull fractures
  • Diastatic skull fractures
  • Basilar skull fracture

The parietal bones usually make contact with the several other bones present in the skull. The anterior part of your bone would articulate with frontal bone along with the postorbital bone.

The posterior part of this bone is seen to articulate with the corresponding squamosal bone, and moreover, less commonly it is the supraoccipital bone.


This is the most common type of head injury. A concussion is said to be a type of the traumatic brain injury (TBI) that happens when your brain is jarred or even shaken hard enough to bound against your skull. It can also range from mild to severe.

As such, there aren’t any prescribed limits on the radiation doses for patients.

The doctor generally considers the benefits versus risks for the patient, to understand how much radiation can be justified for accurate diagnosis and monitoring of the disease.

After the patient has undergone any radiographic, or fluoroscopic, or CT, or ultrasound, or the MRI exam, no radiation is said to remain in the body.

  • Early checkups are always better than delayed ones. Safety, precaution & care are depicted in the several health checkups at our center.
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  • The rates of scans are also reasonably priced with 50% off on many tests.

The cassette is used and placed next to right side of an individual’s head. The centering point is usually seen on the patients on sella turcica (which is approximately about 2 cm above the midpoint of OM line) with central beam perpendicular to median Sagittal plane.

If possible, the patient would be asked to be positioned so that x-ray beam becomes horizontal.

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