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Bone x-ray

Alternate Names : X-ray - bone


Definition

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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Review Date : 5/2/2009
Reviewed By : Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.



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