There’s no need to leave the clinic when you need x-ray services. Our in-house team is prepared to offer x-ray, radiology and some ultrasound service. And since we take care of it right here, your results arrive faster.
How do x-rays work?
You can basically think of an x-ray machine as a camera. But instead of picking up on visible light, it looks inward to see the structure of your body. Things such as bones, tumors or other dense materials show up as white or light-colored in the x-ray, because they absorb the radiation from the x-ray machine. Breaks in your bones, however, let the radiation pass through and show up as dark on the x-ray.
Are there any risks involved in getting an x-ray?
The amount of radiation your body is exposed to during an x-ray is small, and any concern over cell damage or mutation is extremely low. In addition, you are protected from this by a shield that we require all patients to wear while getting an x-ray. However, if you’re pregnant or might be pregnant, we may consider an alternate test just as an added precaution.