What Does Arthritis In Hands Feel Like?

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A hand x-ray is a medical image of one or both hands.


Alternative Names

X-ray - hand


How the test is performed

X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation like light, but of higher energy. They can pass through the body to form an image on film. Structures that are dense (such as bone) will appear white, air will be black, and other structures will be shades of gray.

A hand x-ray is taken in a hospital radiology department or your health care provider's office by an x-ray technician....

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