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How should I prepare for an X-ray for arthritis?

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No special preparation is necessary for a X-ray, but you should tell the technician if you could be pregnant. The risks of radiation exposure to the fetus are small, but they should be minimized.

You will need to remove all jewelry before the test. You may need to remove some clothing, depending on the part of the body being X-rayed. You'll be given something to cover yourself.

From: Arthritis and X-Rays WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: Radiological Society of North America.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

SOURCE: Radiological Society of North America.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

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