What is a Hip and Pelvis X-Ray?

A Hip and Pelvic X-ray is a safe and painless test that uses a small amount of radiation to make images of the hip and pelvic joints (where the legs attach to the pelvis). During the examination, an X-ray machine sends a beam of radiation through the pelvic bones and hip joints, and an image is recorded on a computer or special film.

Who should get this test?

Hip and Pelvic X-ray is a helpful test for your doctor to detect various conditions, such as

  • arthritis that affects your hip
  • inflammation where your sacrum joins the ilium, which is called sacroiliitis
  • pelvic fractures
  • hip dislocations
  • stiffness of the spine or sacroiliac joint, which is called ankylosing spondylitis
  • tumors

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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