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Bronx Park Urgent Medical Care

Urgent Care located in Bronx, NY

X-Ray Specialist
X-ray imaging is an enormously valuable tool in the diagnosis of many different conditions and illnesses today. The Bronx Park Urgent Medical Care team in Bronx, New York, strives to make it as easy and convenient as possible for their patients by having an on-site X-ray machine. This allows for quick diagnosis and immediate treatment.

X-Ray Q & A

Bronx Park Urgent Medical Care

What are X-rays?

X-rays are a kind of radiation that is generated for the purpose of diagnostics. X-rays work in much the same way as a camera. It harnesses visible light to generate an image. The X-ray passes through the patient's body to generate an image on film. Those films can then be evaluated by one of the Bronx Park Urgent Medical Care doctors so a diagnosis can be made.

How long does it take to get results from X-rays?

At Bronx Park Urgent Medical Care, the X-rays are performed right on-site. This means that results typically take just a few minutes.

What type of injuries may require X-ray imaging?

A number of different injuries may require X-ray imaging. Some of these include:

  • Broken leg
  • Broken arm
  • Broken ribs
  • Broken ankle
  • Sprains and strains
  • Ligament tears
  • Spinal problems of all types

In most cases of extreme pain, an X-ray is an excellent way to gain additional information about the injury. An X-ray allows the doctor to see the inner tissues, which would otherwise be inaccessible.

How is the patient protected from radiation?

The amount of radiation used during an X-ray is quite minimal, so the risk is not high. The patient will wear protective gear whenever possible.

How can patients prepare for X-ray imaging?

Prior to X-ray imaging, the part of the body being X-rayed must be fully exposed.

If patients need to disrobe, they'll be provided with a gown.

Any metal objects on the body must be removed prior to the X-ray imaging. This usually includes jewelry, glasses, piercings, and any other types of metal.

X-rays aren't painful, although they may require the patient to stay in a certain position for a few minutes so that a clear image can be generated.

What happens after the X-ray?

After the X-ray, it's fine for patients to go back to their usual activities. A routine X-ray doesn't have any side effects. Once a diagnosis is made, the doctor can start treatment right away.

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