This X-ray creates at least four images of the bones in the lower back. These bones are known as the lumbar and sacral vertebrae.
A lumbar (lower) spine X-ray uses a small dose of radiation to create at least four images of the bones in the lower back. These bones are known as the lumbar and sacral vertebrae. The technician will take the X-rays from different angles, including the:
Your healthcare provider may order X-rays of your lumbar vertebrae:
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.
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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