What is a Humerus X-Ray?
An X-ray of the Upper Arm, also known as Humerus, is a safe and painless test that uses a small amount of radiation to make images of the upper arm (between the shoulder and elbow). During the examination, an X-ray machine sends a beam of radiation through the upper arm, and an image is recorded on a computer or special film. The X-ray image is black and white. Dense body parts that block the passage of the X-ray beam through the body, such as bones, appear white on the X-ray image. Softer body tissues, such as the skin and muscles, allow the X-ray beams to pass through them and appear darker. An X-ray technician takes the X-rays.
Who should get this test?
A humerus X-ray can help find the cause of common signs or symptoms such as pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity of the upper arm. It can detect a broken bone; after the bone has been set, it can help determine whether it is in proper alignment and 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.