An X-ray is one of the most common types of imaging tests used to diagnose everything from acute illnesses and injuries to chronic pain-causing conditions. When you have an exam at Elite Urgent Care in Modesto, California, you can get your essential X-ray imaging completed and processed right in the clinic. Because Amrik S. Basi, MD, has immediate access to your digital X-ray, they can typically diagnose you on the spot and start you on treatment immediately. Book your exam by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the clinic directly. You can also walk in during business hours for an evaluation.
An X-ray uses radiation to capture images of bones, organs, and connective tissues. Denser bone material absorbs most of this radiation, which is why your bones show up white on the image. Radiation passes through soft tissues, including organs, leaving them to appear various shades of gray on the X-ray.
Because an X-ray image leads to so much contrast, your doctor can clearly see abnormalities that may be causing your discomfort. An X-ray image can show:
Sometimes though, an X-ray image isn’t clear enough, or your soft tissues are blocking the area your doctor needs to see. In this case, you might need an ultrasound, MRI, or CT scan. These types of imaging tests are all offered exclusively under one roof at Elite Urgent Care.
Since X-rays are relatively standard, you don’t typically need to do anything special to prepare. If you have piercings in the area, your physician may request that you remove them, so they don’t show up on your X-ray. Your radiologist does need to know if:
It’s also important for you to know that if you’re having an injured area X-rayed, i.e. you think you broke a bone, you might experience some discomfort while holding certain positions during the imaging procedure. Rest assured though, the caring practitioners at Elite Urgent Care are emergency room-trained, so they know how you make your X-ray experience as comfortable as possible.
Since all imaging services, including X-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, and CT scans, are performed right at the clinic at Elite Urgent Care, you can get your results the same day. Once your imaging test is complete, your technician sends your digital reports to your physician, and they diagnose you right away. You can often get treated the same day you are diagnosed, so you can quickly start your path to recovery.
If you need an X-ray, you can walk into Elite Urgent Care for same-day service. You can even request an appointment slot online or over the phone.