X-ray imaging is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and assess broken bones. At least two images (from different angles) are taken and often three images are needed if the problem is around a joint (knee, elbow or wrist). X-rays also play a key role in guiding orthopedic surgery and in the treatment of sports-related injuries. X-ray may uncover more advanced forms of cancer in bones, although early screening for cancer findings requires other methods.
Bone Xray Preparation
These instructions are IMPORTANT. Please follow them.
- This procedure requires no special preparation.
- Please let us know before your exam begins if you may be pregnant.