X-ray Eye Sockets

This X-ray creates at least four images of the bones that make up the eye sockets.




This X-ray creates at least four images of the bones that make up the eye sockets.



An X-ray of your eye sockets uses a small dose of radiation to create at least four images of the bones that make up your eye sockets. The technician will take the X-rays from different angles, including the:

  • Front
  • Side
  • Back

Your healthcare provider may order X-rays of your eye sockets:

  • After an injury to find out if one of the bones has been broken.
  • To check on the presence of a tumor or a foreign body.

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 stay still during the test, so the technician can take a clear image.
  • The technician may ask you to move into other positions, so he or she can to 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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