X-rays provide useful information that helps health experts like Luis E. Verduzco, MD, Brian Tyson, MD, and the experienced team at All Valley Urgent Care in Brawley and El Centro, California, diagnose acute health conditions. All Valley Urgent Care is a full-service practice that offers on-site X-rays for those who need them. For compassionate care, call the office or request an appointment online today. Telemedicine appointments are available, and walk-ins are welcome.
X-rays are a diagnostic imaging test that uses electromagnetic energy waves, a type of radiation, to get images of your internal organs. The images are in various shades of white and gray or black based on the amount of radiation the body parts absorb.
Calcium in bones absorbs the most radiation and appears very white, while the air in your lungs absorbs none, appearing black. Other tissues, like fat or tumors, appear in shades of gray.
X-rays are safe and noninvasive and provide valuable information about your health for a quick diagnosis. The amount of radiation used to produce the images is low.
Your provider at All Valley Urgent Care has you wear a lead apron to protect vital organs during your imaging test.
Your provider at All Valley Urgent Care may order X-rays to confirm or rule out a diagnosis based on your symptoms. X-rays are used to help diagnose:
All Valley Urgent Care uses digital X-rays to get the results right away and can send them to your primary care provider or another specialist electronically.
All Valley Urgent Care does your X-rays at the office. Before running any tests, your provider asks about your health concerns and does a physical examination.
If they think you need an X-ray to confirm or rule out a diagnosis, your provider has you change into an exam gown and sends you to the on-site radiology department. The radiologist has you sit or lie on the X-ray table and takes the necessary images.
You may need to adjust your position during your X-ray imaging to get pictures of your body at different angles. X-rays only take a few minutes.
Your provider reviews your X-rays and talks to you about the findings and your treatment options. That may include casting, medication, or a referral to a specialist for additional care.
X-rays are a vital tool that provides objective data about your health. All Valley Urgent Care is a full-service practice that offers all the care you need. Schedule your X-ray by calling the office or booking an appointment online today. You can also walk in for care.