Dearborn Family Clinic, PC
Family Medicine & Functional Medicine located in Dearborn, MI
If you suspect you have a broken bone or are showing signs of pneumonia, the staff at Dearborn Family Clinic, PC offers on-site digital X-rays for a fast diagnosis. At the Dearborn, Michigan, office, you get the convenience of in-office digital X-rays that use less radiation than traditional X-rays. Howard M. Wright, DO, and the medical staff rely on digital X-rays to ensure you get the treatment you need as soon as possible. To schedule a diagnostic consultation and digital X-rays, call the office today or request an appointment using the online booking system.
How do digital X-rays differ from traditional X-rays?
X-rays are a common diagnostic tool that the Dearborn Family Clinic medical team uses to evaluate the health of your bones and diagnose the root cause of pain, swelling, and other symptoms.
Traditional X-rays use radiation to create images of your bones and other internal structures on film in shades of black and white. Digital X-rays can produce the same type of images, but at a much higher quality and in less time.
Digital X-rays expose you to as much as 80% less radiation than traditional X-rays. Your Dearborn Family Clinic physician can also access the results of your digital X-rays almost immediately, reducing your wait time while in-office.
Why do I need a digital X-ray?
Your Dearborn Family Clinic doctor may request digital X-rays to diagnose breaks or fractures in your bones. This diagnostic test can also be useful for confirming conditions like pneumonia by evaluating the build-up of fluid in the lungs.
In some cases, digital X-rays are needed throughout your treatment for certain conditions, including pneumonia, to evaluate how effective your treatment is.
What can I expect during a digital X-ray?
Digital X-rays are a relatively fast and painless diagnostic procedure the staff at Dearborn Family Clinic offers in-house for your convenience. There’s no special preparation necessary prior to the test. However, if you’re pregnant, you may not be able to undergo X-rays. Your provider can discuss alternative options for diagnosis if you can’t have X-rays.
Depending on the area of your body being X-rayed, you may need to either sit or lay back on an exam table. The Dearborn Family Clinic staff positions your body in certain ways to get a clear picture of your internal structures. You may need to change positions during the test to capture all relevant information for your diagnosis.
To protect you from exposure to radiation, your provider places a lead covering over the areas of your body not being X-rayed. The covering remains in place while a series of X-rays are taken.
Following your test, you can go back to your usual activities without any limitations or the need for recovery.
How long does it take to get digital X-ray results?
The images the digital X-ray technology captures quickly upload to a computer where your Dearborn Family Clinic doctor can analyze them. You can expect to receive your results soon after testing.
Your provider may recommend additional diagnostic testing or discuss your options for treatment based on the results of your X-ray.
Schedule a digital X-ray appointment at Dearborn Family Clinic online or by phone today.