When you have a lower respiratory infection or a possible internal injury to the organs, you need an examination from a physician. Rather than waiting for several hours for a traditional X-ray film to develop, visit an urgent care center that provides digital X-ray services. At WellCare Urgent Care we provide digital x-rays to any patient in need. This type of X-ray is seen on machines, and a technician or a physician can also view it on a computer. If a physician requires a second opinion from a specialist, then the digital X-ray is easy to send through an email to a hospital or physician’s office. It is possible to transfer these images over the internet to other states or countries in only a few seconds.
This type of X-ray is collected by having you recline on a table or sit in a chair while the physician arranges your arm, leg, or another body part into the proper position for the test. One of the best benefits from digital X-rays is that you and the medical staff receive less exposure to radiation that can cause health concerns at a later time. You won’t need to carry the X-ray films to other offices for an analysis of your medical problem, and no one will need to store the X-ray films in filing cabinets or storage facilities.
- Detecting pneumonia, bronchitis, or tuberculosis
- Finding foreign objects in the throat, stomach, or intestinal tract
- Looking for abnormalities of the organs such as the kidneys or heart
- Finding dental health issues such as cavities
- Looking for tumors inside the body
- Finding internal bleeding
- Looking for broken bones or damaged cartilage
- Checking for head injuries
If you have an injury or an illness, then a faster diagnosis will lead to faster treatment with medication, therapies or surgery. The images collected with digital X-rays surpass the images that are collected with traditional or old-fashioned film X-rays. Our urgent care center can save digital images in a database to retrieve later if you incur another injury or have a similar illness. If you move to a new location, then a physician can request the image to help with other medical problems, and we can also send the digital X-rays to insurance companies, government officials or attorneys.
If you are in need of an x-ray due to an injury or illness, then come into WellCare Urgent Care Center for a digital x-ray. You can book an immediate appointment at our Cascade and Leonard offices online.
Are digital X-rays better than traditional film X-rays?
Digital X-rays have the benefit of clearer images with higher resolution and better contrast. Since these images are taken digitally, your doctor can enlarge the image to focus in on the problem area.
How long do digital X-rays take?
Digital X-rays only take 5-10 minutes since they are immediately processed on a computer screen.
How does a digital X-ray work?
X-ray sensitive metal plates convert X-ray radiation into an electric charge that is digitally sent to a computer through a detector sensor.
How much radiation will a digital X-ray expose me to?
Radiation exposure from a digital X-ray is 80% less than your exposure from the traditional practice of X-rays.
What are the disadvantages of digital X-rays?
The advanced technology required for digital X-rays means there is more maintenance required for the hardware. The digital detector is also thick, so it is sometimes hard to position just right. These are not any disadvantages you as a patient have to worry about.