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.
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?
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