X-ray imaging can find the underlying cause of pain or other troublesome symptoms. InFocus Urgent Care in Ewing Township, West Windsor, New Brunswick, and Edison, New Jersey, offers in-office digital X-rays for added convenience. On-site X-rays save you time by skipping the need to drive to an imaging facility or hospital, providing you with quicker medical solutions. Call the nearest office, book an appointment online, or walk in for an X-ray exam.
An X-ray is a common medical imaging procedure that creates detailed pictures of certain structures inside of your body. An X-ray is a valuable diagnostic tool that offers answers regarding the type of illness or injury you or a loved one may have.
InFocus Urgent Care utilizes the most advanced digital X-rays available, right in the office. Traditional X-rays create images on film, but digital X-rays produce images on a computer screen and are highly accurate.
During an X-ray, small doses of radiation move throughout your body, which absorbs radiation particles in varying amounts based on how dense certain tissues are. Bones readily absorb radiation and appear white on X-rays. Less-dense tissues, such as muscle, fat, and air in your lungs, appear as different shades of gray on X-ray images.
X-rays are standard imaging procedures that are safe and reliable. The amount of radiation absorbed by your body during X-rays isn’t enough to harm you. Digital X-rays emit far less radiation than traditional X-rays.
During a chest X-ray, your body absorbs about 0.1 mSv, which is about equal to what you’re exposed to in any normal environment during the course of 10 days.
The tiny amount of radiation your body absorbs during necessary X-ray allows your provider access to vital information that can properly diagnose and treat many medical conditions.
You may need an X-ray to check for common medical problems, such as:
If the cause of bothersome symptoms isn’t clear, your provider may first order an X-ray as an initial diagnostic test. If X-rays don’t reveal the underlying cause of your symptoms, you may need a CT scan, MRI, or another imaging procedure.
The process of getting X-rays varies based on the part of your body requiring evaluation. Your X-ray technician properly positions you to allow the X-rays emitted to reach necessary parts of your body. During X-rays, it's important to hold as still as possible while a technician runs the X-ray machine.
The process of getting X-rays takes just a few minutes and is entirely painless. Because InFocus Urgent Care offers on-site X-rays, your provider is able to promptly read the digital images to effectively diagnose and treat your condition.
To learn more about on-site X-rays at InFocus Urgent Care, call the office, book an appointment online, or walk in for an exam today.