If you are injured or have symptoms of an illness or disease, see the specialists at America First Urgent Care. Its expert medical doctors and nurse practitioners offer on-site X-rays at their Coppell office location. To find out if you’re a candidate for X-rays, call one of the offices in Coppell, Bedford, or Mesquite, Texas, or use the online booking feature today.
X-rays are safe, painless diagnostic procedures that produce images of the inside of your body, especially your bones. Bones appear white in the images, air shows up as black, and muscles and fat appear as varying shades of gray.
X-rays work by passing through your body and being absorbed in different amounts, depending on the types of tissues they pass through.
Sometimes, you receive a contrast medium, which you ingest or receive intravenously, to make certain images on X-rays appear more detailed.
Your America First Urgent Care specialist may use an X-ray to help diagnose the following conditions:
If you have risk factors or symptoms of a specific medical problem, the America First Urgent Care team may use X-rays to make a final diagnosis and develop an effective treatment plan.
While there’s no special preparation needed before undergoing an X-ray, you may have to wear a hospital gown during the procedure. It’s also important to remove glasses, jewelry, and metal objects from your body.
If you require a contrast medium, your provider may ask you to swallow it, take it as an enema, or receive the dye intravenously via one of your veins.
During X-rays, you lie comfortably on a table without moving. An X-ray machine passes a safe amount of radiation through your body to create detailed images. The diagnostic procedure is quick and painless. During X-rays, your specialist may ask you to move into various positions, remain still, and sometimes hold your breath.
After completing X-rays, you can resume normal activities immediately. If you’ve received a contrast medium, it’s important to drink plenty of water to remove the dye from your body effectively.
When the America First Urgent Care team receives the results of your X-rays, they discuss them with you and determine the next best steps. They may recommend watchful waiting, further diagnostic testing, medications, minor procedures, or care from another specialist.
Call the America First Urgent Care office or schedule an appointment online today to determine if you’re a candidate for an on-site X-rays.