Ankle X-Ray

About the test

An X-Ray Ankle Test is a non-invasive radiological test that uses a very small amount of radiation to scan the ankle of an individual. It forms the image of the bones and soft tissues present in an ankle on a black film.

Why get tested?

An X-Ray Ankle Test uses x-rays to form an image of the bones (shin bone, thinner bone, and talus or foot bone) and soft tissues present in and around an ankle. The test helps to evaluate the cause of pain, swelling, tenderness or deformities in the ankle. It helps to diagnose conditions such as sprained ankles, ankle arthritis and fracture in the ankle.

This test includes

  • Ankle X ray

Preparations

The test does not require any specific preparations. However, mentioned below are some that points must be kept in mind prior to undergoing the X-Ray Ankle test-

  • The patient might be given a hospital gown to wear at the time of the scan.
  • The patient will be advised to remove all the jewellery and other metal objects that may interfere with the image.
  • Pregnant women should inform their doctor and the lab technician about their condition so that they can take appropriate measures to minimize the exposure of the fetus to the X-rays.
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