Pelvic X-Ray is usually performed in the setting of a fall or injury.
How the Test is Performed
A Pelvic X-Ray is taken with the patient lying flat on a special X-Ray table, or on a specially-equipped bed that can accomodate an X-Ray film.
Medical Conditions and Symptoms
A Pelvic X-Ray is usually ordered to look for a fracture (break in the bone), following an injury, for example from a car accident or a fall. Older people are more likely to suffer a pelvic fracture from a fall at home.
On rare occassions, an Obstetrician may request X-Ray Pelvimetry, to obtain information about the size and shape of a woman's pelvis, because of the implications for childbirth.
Test Results Explained
Pelvic X-Rays are reported by a Radiologist. Less subtle abnormalities can be pointed out by your doctor.
- Orthopaedic Surgeon
- General Practitioner (GP)
- General Surgeon
- Emergency Physician
Also Known As
- X-Ray Pelvis