How long before I get results of my hand x-ray?

1-7 days. Outpatient x-rays done should usually have a report to your doctor in anywhere from 1-3 days, ct scans and mris can take longer depending on where you had the test.
Relatively quickly. Certainly within 24 hours. Digital imaging allows rapid transcription and faxing to ordering physicians. You should call physician's office and speak to office manager to get the results.