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.