What is a Lower Leg X-Ray?
An X-ray of the tibia and fibula is a safe and painless test that uses a small amount of radiation to take a picture of the lower leg. During the examination, an X-ray machine sends a beam of radiation through the lower leg, and an image is recorded on a computer or special X-ray film.
Who should get this test?
A tib-fib X-ray can help find the cause of symptoms such as pain, limp, tenderness, swelling, or deformity of the lower leg. It can detect a broken bone, and after a broken bone has been set, it can help determine whether the bone is in satisfactory alignment.
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.