X-ray Knee - Fewer than 3 Views

This X-ray creates one or two images of the knee joint and surrounding structures.




This X-ray creates one or two images of the knee joint and surrounding structures.



A knee X-ray uses a small dose of radiation to create one or two images of the knee joint and surrounding structures. 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 get an X-ray of your knee to evaluate:

  • Pain in your knee
  • Other symptoms related to your knee
  • An injury to your knee

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.

  • In some cases, other imaging studies may be appropriate (such as an ultrasound or MRI).
  • The technician may ask you to move into other positions, so he or she can take different images.
  • Otherwise, you will need to stay still during the test, so the technician can take a clear image.

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 types of x-rays could be done on my knee? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

X-ray Knee - Fewer than 3 Views
X-ray Knee
Xray knee
X-ray
Knee X-ray
Knee Xray


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