In-House X-Ray Specialist

Abilene Family Medical Associates

Family Medicine Physicians located in Abilene, Texas

When you want fast diagnostic results for a broken bone or lung infection, you can rely on the in-house X-ray services available at Abilene Family Medical Associates in Abilene, Texas. The experienced providers can use their innovative X-ray technology to confirm or rule out other medical conditions, so you can move forward with the optimal treatment. Schedule a consultation for X-ray services today using the convenient online booking feature or by calling Abilene Family Medical Associates directly.

In-House X-Ray Q & A

What is an X-ray?

An X-ray is an imaging test that uses electromagnetic waves to create pictures of the internal structures of your body. The test produces black and white images of bone, soft tissues, and other structures.

The providers at Abilene Family Medical Associates offer the convenience of on-site digital X-rays for a variety of conditions affecting areas of the body such as:

  • Head
  • Chest
  • Sinuses
  • Spine
  • Abdomen

On-site X-rays ensure you receive a fast, accurate diagnosis for any of a number of conditions during your office visit.

Why do I need an X-ray?

X-rays are often used to confirm the diagnosis of a number of medical conditions. Most often, an X-ray is useful in identifying breaks, fractures, or other abnormalities in your bones.

Diagnostic testing using X-rays may also identify conditions like:

  • Arthritis
  • Pneumonia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Breast tumors
  • Jaw abnormalities

To diagnose digestive issues, you may need to drink a special barium liquid, which can show up in an X-ray.

X-rays can also be helpful if your child swallows a metal object, such as a coin, to determine if the object is causing an obstruction.

What happens during an X-ray?

An X-ray is a painless, noninvasive procedure that only takes a few minutes. Immediately after your X-ray, you can go home without restrictions.

Depending on the area being treated, your Abilene Family Medical Associates provider may need to take multiple images to see every angle. You can relax during the X-ray, and the technician instructs you on the different ways you need to sit or move to get sufficient pictures of your bones and other structures.

To protect you from excess radiation exposure, you may need to wear a protective vest or blanket over your body during the X-ray.

How fast can I expect results?

Abilene Family Medical Associates uses in-house X-ray technology that creates immediate digital images of the treatment area. Using these images, your provider can confirm a bone fracture, infection, or other condition after a careful review.

In some cases, they may refer you for additional testing if an X-ray isn’t enough to confirm a diagnosis.

With the on-site X-ray technology, you won’t have to travel to other facilities for diagnostic testing and can expect faster results, so you can begin your treatment as soon as possible.

Learn more about the available in-house X-ray services at Abilene Family Medical Associates by calling the office directly or scheduling an appointment online today.