This X-ray creates fewer than three images of the bones around the hips, also known as pelvis.
A pelvic X-ray uses a small dose of radiation to create fewer than three images of the bones around the hips, also known as pelvis. The pelvis is the part of the bony structure that connects the legs to the main part of the body. The technician will take the X-rays from different angles, which may be from the front, the side or the back.
Your healthcare provider may order X-rays of your pelvis:
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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