X-ray Joint - Positioned Under Stress

This X-ray creates multiple images of a joint as a healthcare provider puts pressure or stress on the joint.

This X-ray creates multiple images of a joint as a healthcare provider puts pressure or stress on the joint.

This X-ray uses a small dose of radiation to create multiple images of a joint. The images are taken as a healthcare provider holds the joint in positions that put pressure or stress on the joint.

Your healthcare provider may recommend this X-ray to see aspects of a joint that do not show up on a regular X-ray.

  • 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 a CT or MRI scan).
  • 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 tests can be done instead of this X-ray? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

    Source UHC.com

    Also known as:

    X-ray Joint - Positioned Under Stress
    Joint X-ray
    Joint Xray

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