X-ray Hand - 3 Views

This x-ray creates several different images of the bones in your hand.




This x-ray creates several different images of the bones in your hand.



An X-ray of your hand uses a small dose of radiation to create an image, or multiple images, of the bones in your hand. The X-rays may be taken from different angles, such as the front, side or back. Your healthcare provider may order these X-rays to find the cause of hand pain, other symptoms, or the effects of trauma.

Here are some things you should know before having an X-ray.

  • Tell the technician if you are, or could be, pregnant. The exposure from a single X-ray has not been associated with harmful effects to an unborn baby, but precautions should be taken.
  • You will need to keep your hand still during the test, so the technician can take a clear image.
  • The technician may move your foot into different positions, so he or she can take different images.

The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.

What should I ask my health care provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear steps to follow.)
  • What is the reason for the test? Are the test results likely to change my treatment plan? If not, why do I need the test?
  • What other tests could be done instead of this X-ray? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

Source UHC.com

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X-ray Hand - 3 Views
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