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X-Ray services offered in Willow Park, TX

If you’ve suffered an illness or injury and need X-rays, see the friendly medical team at Tri Cities Urgent Care in Willow Park, Texas. They offer on-site digital X-rays to properly diagnose your condition and come up with an effective treatment. Schedule a medical evaluation today by phone or online. Walk-ins are welcome.

What are X-rays?

X-rays at Tri Cities Urgent Care use electromagnetic waves to create pictures of specific areas of your body. The images appear black, white, or gray depending on which tissues are displayed in the images. Bones look white, air in your lungs appears black, and fat and other soft tissues often look gray. The procedure is safe, painless, and fast.

What are X-rays used for?

X-rays can detect:

  • Pneumonia
  • Other lung infections
  • Fractures
  • Breast cancer
  • Digestive tract problems
  • Arthritic joint damage
  • Dental decay
  • Bone cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Blocked blood vessels
  • Enlarged heart
  • Swallowed items

Digital X-rays offered at Tri Cities Urgent Care expose your body to less radiation than traditional X-rays.

Do I need X-rays?

The Tri Cities Urgent Care team determines if you’re a candidate for on-site X-rays. They review your medical history, ask about your symptoms and medications, and complete a physical exam. You might need lab testing, other imaging procedures, heart-function tests, allergy or asthma testing, or additional diagnostic tests based on your unique situation.

What happens during X-rays?

While no special preparation is needed before you complete X-rays, you might need to change into a hospital gown. Remove any jewelry, metal objects, and eyeglasses.

In some cases your specialist gives you a contrast medium (a safe dye) as a drinkable liquid, injection, or enema to enhance the X-ray images. The X-ray technician shows you which position to be in during the X-rays.

Remain still while your specialist emits painless X-ray waves into your body to create detailed images. Getting X-rays is usually quick, taking just a few seconds for each image.

What can I expect after my X-rays?

The Tri Cities Urgent Care team discusses the X-ray results with you after making a diagnosis. They determine if you need treatment to feel better or heal properly after an illness or injury.

You might need further diagnostic testing, casting, bracing, medication, breathing treatments, or other treatments to reduce troublesome symptoms and your risk of complications.

Schedule an evaluation today at Tri Cities Urgent Care by phone or online, or walk in to learn if you need on-site digital X-rays.