About the test

X-Ray – Both Shoulders Test is a non-invasive radiological test that uses a minimum amount of radiation to scan the bones present in one’s shoulders. It forms the images of the joints where the bones in the upper arms fit into the shoulder blades.

Why get tested?

An X-Ray – Both Shoulders Test is performed to capture images of the two shoulders to identify the cause of pain in the shoulders, neck or arms. It helps scan for injuries, dislocation and other ailments pertaining to shoulder including fractures, dislocations, arthritis, bone tumour and degenerative bone conditions.


The test does not require any specific preparations. However, mentioned below are a few points that must be kept in mind prior to undergoing the X-Ray – Both Shoulders Test:

  • The patient might be asked to remove the jewellery items or any other metal objects that might interfere with the image.
  • Pregnant women should inform their doctor and the lab technician to avoid any adverse effect of radiation on the foetus health.
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