Convenient On-Site X-Ray Services
In order to effectively treat injuries, the first step is always diagnosis. Depending on the injury, a variety of different instruments may be needed to accurately give a diagnosis. For injuries like fractures, broken bones and a number of other ailments, x-ray machines are predominantly the go-to apparatus that physicians use to diagnose.
X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation and are used in medicine to capture photographs inside patients’ bodies for the purpose of diagnosing different ailments. The most well-known use of x-rays comes in determining whether or not a patient has broken a bone. Since x-rays have an extremely short wavelength, they have the ability to travel through most materials, including organic soft tissue, which allows physicians to get a clear look at the bone.
However, there are many other uses for x-rays. Most x-ray machines have the ability to adjust their frequency, making them far more versatile, seeing as this gives them the ability to diagnose a wider range of injuries and illnesses.
At FirstCall Urgent Care, x-ray services are available to diagnose broken bones and fractures. We recommend consulting a specialist if you’re interested in a CT scan. However, for patients seeking timely, in-and-out the door treatment regarding a possible broken bone, we’re your solution. Visit us any day of the week to take advantage of our x-ray services. Call us now at 410-730-3399 for more information!