This X-ray creates two images of the bones in your lower leg (below the knee).
An X-ray of your lower leg uses a small dose of radiation to create two images of the bones in your lower leg. (The bones in the lower leg are the fibula and the tibia.) 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 lower leg to evaluate:
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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