X-ray - pelvis
How the test is performed
The test is performed in a radiology department or in the health care provider's office by an x-ray technician. You will be asked to lie down on the table. The pictures are then taken, with the body repositioned to provide different views.
How to prepare for the test
Inform the health care provider if you are pregnant. Remove all jewelry. You will wear a hospital gown.
How the test will feel
There is no discomfort except possibly from positioning the body.
Why the test is performed
The x-ray is used to detect
Review Date: 06/04/2011
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.