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X-Ray Finger-Right

About Test

X-ray imaging uses focused beams of ionizing radiation to create images of internal body organs, bones, and soft tissues. These radiations are absorbed to different degrees by the body tissues depending on their constitution and provide different shades of black-and-white images. X-ray finger is performed to visualize the fingers' bones, joints, and soft tissues for any condition that may be causing your symptoms. Your fingers are comprised of the distal, middle, and proximal phalanx bones interconnected through interphalangeal, metacarpophalangeal, and carpometacarpal joints. It is a quick, painless, and noninvasive procedure and is usually performed via three angles; Posterio-anterior (PA), Lateral and oblique view.

Why and when do you need this test?

Your doctor may advise this test to diagnose a disease if you have signs and symptoms affecting your finger.

Some of the indications for performing a finger X-ray include the following;

  • Pain or tenderness in the fingers
  • Swelling or deformity
  • To look for Fractures
  • In the setting of trauma or injuries
  • to check for degenerative diseases affecting the finger bones
  • Dislocations of the finger joints
  • Localizing the foreign body
  • To check for inflammation or arthritis
  • To check for bone growth in metabolic diseases or nutritional deficiencies
  • Pre-surgical and post-surgical evaluation
  • To check for correct healing after a healed fracture
  • Suspecting tumors


Do you need to prepare for the test?

  • It is an easy and quick test for which you do not need to make any special preparation.
  • You may need to remove jewelry, metal clips, or any metallic thing that can interfere with the radiation and may affect the image.
  • You should wear loose, easy clothing to feel comfortable. 

What can you expect?

  • In the X-ray room, you will be asked to sit down comfortably.
  • The X-ray machine consists of a metallic plate or box with the X-ray film and a moveable metallic arm holding the X-ray camera.
  • You will be positioned according to the requirements of the X-ray so that the X-ray can be taken from three angles, that is, from the back of the finger, from the side of your finger, and at an angle.  
  • You need to hold still to prevent the images from getting blurry.
  • You would be given a lead apron to wear to protect the other parts of your body from radiation.
  • It is a painless procedure that lasts for about 15-20 minutes.


Are there any risks to this test?

It is a non-invasive test that uses low doses of X-rays that poses no risks unless you are pregnant. However, the ionizing radiation may harm the developing fetus. If you are pregnant, you must inform your doctor.

What do the test results mean?

A radiologist will send a signed report to your doctor. Your doctor would be able to describe your report results to you.

Some of the abnormal results may include;

  • Fractures of the bones
  • Presence of Cysts
  • Presence of a foreign body
  • Arthritis
  • Bone cancer
  • Deformities due to arthritis or birth defects
  • Dislocated or inflamed joints

Related Tests:

Other related tests may include:

  • MRI scan
  • CT scan
Distance: 25 KM
Actual Price: $22.00
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