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Immediate In-House Results


We aim to deliver the highest quality of service for our patients. In order to achieve this objective, we have gathered an extensive array of tools required to offer a fully comprehensive and enhanced standard of care. One of those key tools is our in-house X-ray technician who provides on-site X-ray imaging which allows us to determine the extent of an injury without having to send patients to a radiologist.

What is an X-ray?

An X-ray (also referred to as a radiograph) is a type of medical imaging (radiology) that creates pictures of your bones and soft tissues, such as organs. To make these images, X-rays use safe amounts of radiation and send beams through the body. These beams are then absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the material they pass through. The more solid or dense objects (such as bones) absorb radiation easily, making them appear bright white on the image. Soft tissues and less dense objects (such as organs) do not absorb radiation as easily, causing them to appear in shades of gray on an X-ray image.

The images enable providers to make immediate assessments, diagnose conditions, and plan treatments. 

What are the risks?

Many people worry that X-rays aren’t safe due to the use of radiation during the assessment. Generally, the amount of radiation exposure from an X-ray is low, with the benefits of these tests far outweighing the risks. Additionally, body parts not being imaged may be covered with a lead apron to avoid unnecessary exposure to the X-rays.

However, if you are pregnant or may become pregnant, it is important to inform providers before getting an X-ray. While most diagnostic X-rays pose only a small risk to an unborn baby, our care team may decide to use another imaging test, such as ultrasound.

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