X-Ray Sternoclavicular Joint
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X-Ray Sternoclavicular Joint

X-Ray Sternoclavicular Joint examines joint connecting sternum and clavicle.

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X-Ray Sternoclavicular Joint

Overview

Understanding X-Ray Sternoclavicular Joint

An X-ray Sternoclavicular Joint (SC joint) is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses X-ray technology to create detailed images of the sternoclavicular joint, where the collarbone (clavicle) meets the breastbone (sternum).
Purpose and Benefits of X-Ray Sternoclavicular Joint
The purpose of an X-ray Sternoclavicular Joint is to evaluate the joint for abnormalities, injuries, or degenerative changes. The benefits of this diagnostic scan include early detection of issues, accurate diagnosis, and appropriate treatment planning.
Conditions Detected by X-Ray Sternoclavicular Joint
The X-ray Sternoclavicular Joint can detect various conditions, including:
Fractures or dislocations
- Arthritis
- Infections
- Tumours
- Congenital anomalies

Key Takeaways

  • An X-ray Sternoclavicular Joint is a diagnostic imaging procedure that provides detailed images of the sternoclavicular joint.
  • This scan is beneficial for early detection of issues, accurate diagnosis, and appropriate treatment planning.
  • It can detect various conditions, including fractures, dislocations, arthritis, infections, tumours, and congenital anomalies.
  • A doctor's referral is required to book this scan through Odycy.
  • The cost of an X-ray Sternoclavicular Joint in the UK typically ranges between £100 and £200, and it may be covered by private health insurance plans.
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Typical Costs & Insurance

The cost of a Sternoclavicular Joint X-Ray can vary depending on the Private Provider that you choose. Enter your postcode and click search to compare the cost of Sternoclavicular Joint X-Ray directly on Odycy to find the best Sternoclavicular Joint X-Ray prices near you.

The cost of Sternoclavicular Joint X-Ray may be covered by private health insurance plans, depending on the specifics of the policy. Check with your insurance provider to understand what is covered.

For those without insurance or if insurance doesn't cover the cost of Sternoclavicular Joint X-Ray, self-pay options are available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an X-ray Sternoclavicular Joint?

An X-ray Sternoclavicular Joint is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses X-ray technology to create detailed images of the sternoclavicular joint, where the collarbone meets the breastbone.

Why would I need an X-ray Sternoclavicular Joint?

This scan is used to evaluate the sternoclavicular joint for abnormalities, injuries, or degenerative changes.

How do I book an X-ray Sternoclavicular Joint?

You will need a doctor's referral to book this scan through Odycy. Once you have a referral, you can sign in to Odycy to view your referral and book your scan.

How much does an X-ray Sternoclavicular Joint cost?

The cost typically ranges between £100 and £200 in the UK. You can find and compare the best providers for this scan on Odycy.

Can my insurance cover the cost of an X-ray Sternoclavicular Joint?

The cost may be covered by private health insurance plans in the UK, depending on the specifics of your policy.

Further Information

Scan Procedure

The X-ray Sternoclavicular Joint procedure involves passing a controlled amount of X-ray radiation through the joint, which is then captured on a digital detector or film. The resulting images provide a detailed view of the joint's structure and any abnormalities.

Preparation for the Scan

No specific preparation is required for an X-ray Sternoclavicular Joint. However, you should inform the radiographer if you are pregnant or suspect you might be, as X-rays can be harmful to the developing foetus.

What to Expect on the Day

During the procedure, you will be asked to remove any jewellery or clothing that may interfere with the X-ray. You will then be positioned so that the X-ray machine can capture images of the sternoclavicular joint. The procedure is painless and typically takes only a few minutes.

After the Scan

There are no specific post-scan instructions for an X-ray Sternoclavicular Joint. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the scan. The results will be analysed by a radiologist, and a report will be sent to your referring doctor, who will discuss the findings with you.

Alternative Imaging Options

Alternative imaging options for evaluating the sternoclavicular joint include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans. The choice of imaging modality depends on the symptoms, clinical findings, and the consultant's decision.

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