What is a Clavicle X-Ray?

Your collarbone (clavicle) is the bone that connects the breastbone (sternum) to the shoulder. The collarbone is a fairly solid, slightly S-shaped bone. Collarbone pain can be caused by a fracture, arthritis, a bone infection, or another condition related to the position of your clavicle.

Who should get this test?

If you have sudden collarbone pain as the result of an accident, sports injury, or other trauma. Other common causes of a broken collarbone include:

  • Sports injury. A direct hit to the shoulder in football or other contact sport can cause a collarbone fracture.
  • Vehicle accident. An automobile or motorcycle crash can damage the shoulder, sternum, or both.
  • Birth accident. While moving down the birth canal, a newborn can break a collarbone and have other injuries.

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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