Our Digital X-Ray Services Can Help Patients Feel Better Faster
Have you ever twisted your ankle and then hobbled home to rest, only to experience increasing pain and swelling? This is not an injury to ignore. You could have a muscle strain or possibly a fracture or broken bone. These types of injuries can be difficult to diagnose without X-ray imaging. But seeking medical attention at the hospital emergency room can be costly and entail a lengthy wait, and your primary doctor’s office may not be open if it’s after hours or the weekend. Even if you can get a short-notice appointment, there’s a good chance you’ll have to visit another health care provider to get the X-rays your doctor needs to diagnose your condition.
You can turn to Springfield Urgent Care for a fast assessment of your injury by caring and experienced medical professionals with no appointment needed. We treat many types of non-emergency injuries and illnesses, including sprains, strains, and simple fractures. And our services include digital X-rays, which can often pinpoint the source of a patient’s pain more quickly than traditional X-rays.
What Are X-Rays?
X-rays are among the most valuable tools a doctor can have when it’s time to pinpoint the source of pain from an injury and even some types of illness. Traditional X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation that can pass through the body and produce images of the bones and sometimes organs inside. This provides medical professionals with a way to “see inside” the body without resorting to surgery. For many years, traditional X-ray imaging involved the use of photographic film and chemical processing. Patients often had to take their doctors’ orders to a separate radiology lab to receive X-ray services and then wait hours or days for the results.
Digital X-rays are a more advanced form of this diagnostic tool. The technology includes using a specialized sensor to capture and display images on a digital device for quick analysis by your doctor. This process is not only faster than traditional X-ray imaging, but it also significantly reduces patients’ exposure to radiation.
At Springfield Urgent Care, we take pride in helping our patients receive speedy, high-quality medical treatment for many types of non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Our on-site digital X-rays are only one of the diagnostic services we offer. We also offer a wide variety of medical tests at our on-site lab.
For more information about our digital X-rays and other services, contact Springfield Urgent Care today. Or simply stop by one of our walk-in clinics. We accept many insurance plans and credit cards.