X-rays are a quick and painless test that uses electromagnetic waves to create images of the inside of your body. They’re highly useful to help your provider diagnose and treat fractures, and infections, and identify cancer or other conditions early on. The expert team at A+ Urgent Care in Las Vegas, Nevada, offer X-rays to patients aged four and older. For quick and informative results, walk in for an on-site X-ray or schedule an appointment for you or your child online.
X-rays use invisible electromagnetic waves to create images of your internal bones, tissues, and organs. The images are in different shades of black and white because different tissues, bones, and air absorb different amounts of radiation.
X-rays can identify fractures, broken bones, pneumonia, tumors, and breast cancer with the use of a mammogram.
Your A+ Urgent Care provider can perform X-rays on-site.
X-rays can study various parts of your body. Your provider may recommend an X-ray to diagnose and treat bones, chest, or lung conditions or concerns, such as:
The team takes ultimate precaution when performing an X-ray, so the risk of radiation exposure is low. However, let your provider know if you’re pregnant before proceeding with an X-ray. Your provider may recommend an ultrasound instead.
During an X-ray procedure, you can expect your provider to have you wear a gown and remove jewelry and clothing near the areas where they perform the X-ray.
They position you on an X-ray table and place the part of your body they need to X-ray between the X-ray machine and a cassette holding the X-ray film or image plate.
Your provider may have you sit or stand. They cover other parts of your body with a protective lead apron.
You need to sit very still as the X-ray beams work to take an image. Your provider may take various angles of the body part they’re studying.
For children, your provider may use comfortable restraints or other friendly techniques to keep them still in a comfortable manner. You can stay with them during the test as you wear a lead apron to shield you from any unnecessary radiation.
The procedure is quick and painless, with no recovery time.
Results are immediate, and once your provider studies the X-ray, they can identify any health condition or injury, and develop a treatment plan for you. If you need more specialized care, they may refer you to an outside physician.
A+ Urgent Care offers expert and convenient walk-in X-rays, or you can schedule an appointment online.