WHAT ARE X-RAYS?
At MedNorth Urgent Care, we have the advanced technology needed to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical needs. In addition, we have state-of-the-art x-ray machinery that allows us to view your bones and tissues to check for broken bones and other abnormalities. The x-rays we use give us an incredibly clear picture of your internal body, allowing Drs. Shane Hill and Scott Rundle to make educated decisions about your condition and create a safe and effective treatment plan. X-rays have been shown to be safe for patients of just about every age, and we take extra precautions for pregnant women. If you or a family member are experiencing pain or something else, feel free to visit our Kalispell, MT office.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR AN X-RAY?
X-ray imaging is the most widely-used medical imaging technology in the world because of its ability to clearly see the body’s internal structures and help doctors diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases, illnesses, and conditions. That makes almost anyone a great candidate for x-ray imaging at MedNorth Kalispell Urgent Care Clinic. From broken bones and tooth decay to cancerous tumors and infections, x-rays are still one of the most reliable diagnostic tools available to medical professionals. In general, most people can safely have x-ray imaging. People who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant should inform their doctor before having an x-ray performed.
WHAT CAN X-RAYS DETECT?
X-rays are an important tool for a lot of situations because it allows us to see a part of the body that we normally can’t see. Utilizing the x-ray machine at MedNorth Urgent Care is a simple procedure. Once turned on, the x-rays travel through your body and are then absorbed by your bones and tissue, creating lights and shadows that allow our doctors to see your internal structures clearly. Common reasons we use our x-ray machine include:
- Broken bones or fractures
- Foreign objects
Our state-of-the-art x-ray machine is easy to use and allows us to provide quick diagnosis and treatment, getting you in and out of the clinic faster.
Are there any risks associated with x-rays?
There are very few risks associated with x-rays and other imaging services. The most common is radiation exposure. Too much radiation can cause cancer and other health problems. It’s important to only have x-rays when they’re needed and to follow your doctor’s orders for when and how often to have them.
Are there any special preparations/restrictions for x-rays?
There are usually no special preparations or restrictions needed for x-rays. Please inform our staff if you’re pregnant or have any health conditions that could be affected by the radiation. MedNorth Urgent Care can provide you with more information and guidelines before getting started.
Who will interpret my x-ray?
X-rays are powerful images that can help diagnose and monitor health conditions. An experienced member of our team in Kalispell, MT, will interpret your x-ray and brief you on the results. If necessary, we can also provide you with treatment options moving forward or provide a referral to a specialist.
AN INSIDE LOOK WITH X-RAYS
Medical technology has come a long way and allows physicians to provide quick, precise, and extremely accurate diagnoses and treatments. Among those technologies, x-rays are a great tool when we need an inside look at the body and can help us diagnose a number of conditions. For cutting-edge care using the latest technologies, visit MedNorth Urgent Care in Kalispell, MT. Drs. Shane Hill and Scott Rundle are experienced physicians who can help diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions.