An injury that might be a fracture is always worrisome; MedStar Urgent Care offers basic X-rays that are quick and convenient for residents of Murphy, Texas and the surrounding communities of Wylie, Plano, Richardson and Sachse.
An X-ray is one of a group of imaging studies. X-rays (technically known as Röntgen rays for the German physicist who discovered them) are a form of electromagnetic radiation. Visible light is another form of electromagnetic radiation. The term X-ray also means the pictures taken by a machine that sends the individual X-ray particle through the body. The images may be recorded on film or in a computer. X-rays are very good for evaluating bones, but not so good for looking at organs and soft tissues without the addition of special substances called contrast media.
X-rays are excellent for diagnosing certain medical conditions, like a fractured bone. A chest X-ray can be used to help diagnose pneumonia or a disease like tuberculosis. Mammograms are a specialized type of X-ray used to diagnose breast cancer. With the addition of contrast media, which can be injected into blood vessels, X-rays can also be used to diagnose clots in blood vessels and other problems inside the body.
The two most likely reasons to have an X-ray in an urgent care setting are for a possible broken bone or pneumonia. It can be hard to distinguish between a broken bone and a soft tissue injury, and the X-ray can provide enough information to resolve the issue. If a patient has a high fever, severe cough and is short of breath, an X-ray can show whether there is an infection in the lungs that signals pneumonia. X-rays are also useful for deciding whether chronic knee pain is related to degenerative arthritis.
Many urgent care clinics have X-ray capability. However, a clinic does not have the ability to perform more complex X-rays and usually doesn't perform mammograms. Urgent care clinics can usually perform X-rays to evaluate possible fractures or pneumonia.
At MedStar Urgent Care, our goal is patient satisfaction. We strive to make every service achievable and affordable for all patients. For more information about our insurance policies or payment methods, please call our office and speak with one of our knowledgable team members.
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