Our urgent care services are designed to give our patients the highest level of care. All of our clinics are outfitted with state-of-the-art digital x-ray services to improve the quality of images, process results quicker and provide more accurate diagnostics.
Digital X-rays are a form of radiography that uses x-ray–sensitive plates to directly capture data during the patient examination, immediately transferring it to a computer system. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images.
It’s noninvasive, relatively harmless, and quickly produces the images we need to be able to diagnose issues effectively.
If you have ever had an X-ray taken before, you have probably been asked to wear a big lead apron or blanket to shield the surrounding area of your body from receiving X-ray radiation. While traditional X-rays are considered safe, digital X-rays produce 80% less radiation than traditional. This means it is highly unlikely you would develop issues from occasional traditional radiation exposure, but it is even less likely with the process used in digital X-rays.