X Ray & Screenings Q & A
Walking Urgent Care provides x-rays and screenings to help further diagnose medical problems. Call us or visit our clinic conveniently located at 10308 W Sample Road Coral Springs, FL 33065. Serving patients from Coral Springs, Parkland, Tamarac, Margate North Lauderdale and Coconut Creek, FL.
X-rays are an important diagnostic procedure used in the diagnosis of a multitude of internal conditions and injuries. They give us the ability to see inside the body to look at what might be causing the issue. As many conditions or injuries show no sign on the surface, x-rays have helped millions of people find out what is going on inside their bodies.
What is X-Ray testing?
X-rays are a type of high-energy radiation. An X-ray machine produces bursts of X-rays which can easily pass through fluids and soft tissues of the body. However, bones and other dense tissues will block some of the X-rays. The more dense that a tissue is, the fewer X-rays that will pass through it. Because the particles which make them are not held closely together, air and water are less dense and more X-rays are able to pass through them.
In an X-ray picture, air shows as black or darker areas, whereas bones show as light/white areas. The other lighter area in the middle of the image is the heart, as the muscles which make up the heart are quite dense and stop many of the X-rays from passing through.
What are the benefits of digital x-rays?
Digital radiology is one of the greatest technological advancements in medical imaging over the past few decades. An antiquated technology, the use of radiographic films in X ray imaging might become obsolete in a few years. An accurate and easy to understand analogy is the replacement of typical film cameras with digital cameras. Images can be immediately acquired, modified and sent to a network of computers.
The benefits from digital radiology are enormous. It can make a radiological facility or department filmless, eliminating the need to store film and the chemical used to process them. The physician can view the requested image on a computer and often report in just a few minutes after the examination was performed. The images are no longer held in a single location but can be seen simultaneously by physicians and patients who are miles apart. In addition, the patient can have the x-ray images on a disk, USB or other digital method to take to another physician or hospital.
There are several other reasons why clinics opt for digital radiography over the traditional alternative. It comes with better advantages which include:
- Faster Processing Time
- Better Image Quality
- Demands Fewer Resources
- Allows for Higher Quality Care
- Relatively Easy to Use
- Quick Image Sharing
- Easy Image Storage
What can X rays detect?
Radiologists and doctors use X-ray machines to take pictures of the organs inside your body. So they can evaluate a particular health issue, your doctor may order that X-rays be taken of a certain area of your body.
For diagnostic purposes, this is the most commonly used form of imaging. Your doctor will likely not be able to confidently diagnose your condition and plan your treatment without seeing images of the organs and/or tissues in question.
An X-ray is commonly used to detect broken bones, tumors, and objects that are lodged inside the body. An x-ray can be performed on any part of the body, including the head, chest, abdomen, arms, hands, legs and feet. Your X-rays will allow your doctor to identify any irregularities that may be causing your symptoms and will allow them to examine areas of trauma, pain or disease. X-rays can detect a number of different anomalies in the body, including:
- Cancers and tumors
- An enlarged heart
- Blood vessel blockages
- Fluid in lungs
- Digestive problems
- Bone fractures
- Dislocated joints
- Tooth decay
- Foreign objects swallowed or lodged in the body
Your doctor will consider many things when studying your X-ray scans, which often include your family history, age, weight, and symptoms.
If you or someone you know is looking for top-rated x-ray services, come to Walking Urgent Care today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in performing x-rays and can help you diagnose a number of different ailments. For more information, call our office and get in touch with a member of our specialist team. You can also visit our website or speak with us over the phone to book an appointment today.