Alternate Names : X-ray - bone
A bone x-ray may detect fractures, tumors, or degenerative conditions of the bone.
Why is the Test Performed?
A bone x-ray is used to detect fractures, tumors, or degenerative conditions of the bone.
How is the Test Performed?
The test is performed in a hospital radiology department or in the health care provider's office by an x-ray technician. You will position the bone to be x-rayed on the table, pictures are then taken,¬†and the bone is repositioned, if necessary,¬†for different views.
How to Prepare for the Test?
Inform the health care provider if you are pregnant. You must remove all jewelry.
How will the Test Feel?
The x-rays themselves are painless. However, repositioning the bone may be uncomfortable.
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