What is X-Ray of the Hand/Finger?

Hand X-Ray may be performed to assess damage to the hand as well as the source of pain and discomfort on the area. A hand X-ray is a black and white image that shows the inner structures of your hand, such as your bones and soft tissues. This diagnostic tool can help your doctor locate and understand injuries or degenerative diseases that affect one or both of your hands. Your doctor can also use hand X-rays to monitor the growth of bone in your hands. If you have a nutritional deficiency or metabolic disorder, your bones may not grow properly.

Who should get this test?

A hand X-ray can help find the cause of common signs or symptoms such as pain, tenderness, swelling, and deformity. It can detect broken bones or dislocated joints. After a broken bone has been set, an X-ray can help determine whether the bones are in proper alignment and whether they have healed properly.

Is there radiation involved?

Yes. X-ray is an imaging test which involves a small amount of radiation to show pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body.

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.


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