What is a Knee X-Ray?
A knee X-ray is a safe and painless test that uses a small amount of radiation to take a picture of a person’s knee. During the examination, an X-ray machine sends a beam of radiation through the knee, and an image is recorded on a computer or special film.
Who should get this test?
A knee X-ray can help find the causes of common signs and symptoms such as pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity of the knee. It can detect broken bones or a dislocated joint. After a broken bone has been set, the image can help determine whether the bone is in proper alignment and whether it has 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.