On-Site X-Ray Services Questions and Answers
At Clio Urgent Care, we provide on-site X-ray services in Clio, MI. For more information, please call us or simply walk-in!
Here at Clio Urgent Care, we’re able to provide advanced diagnostic services like X-rays, and we can provide these services on-site. This helps us diagnose many health conditions without having to refer patients to specialists. You can come see us for imaging for a minor injury or illness, and we’re available for walk-in appointments. Come see us today for any of our services, or keep reading to learn more about our on-site X-ray services in Clio.
Do urgent care clinics provide on-site diagnostics and X-rays?
Most urgent care clinics have on-site diagnostic machines and can provide on-site diagnostics and X-rays. And since most urgent care clinics provide walk-in service, you can get diagnostics and X-rays on a walk-in basis. This makes urgent care the best choice for care for minor but urgent injuries and illnesses, like a minor fracture or the flu. You can just walk right in for service and receive prompt attention on the spot.
When is it necessary to go to the ER for an X-ray?
Some injuries and illnesses require X-rays, but if a situation is or could be life-threatening, it’s necessary to go to the ER (emergency room). The following are some life-threatening or potentially life-threatening situations that may require immediate attention and X-rays at the ER:
- Major/compound fractures
- Major concussions
- Sprains with completely torn ligaments or ligaments that have separated from bone
- The flu with a fever in kids under three months old
There can be other situations that require attention at the ER. However, if a situation is non-life-threatening, like a minor concussion, simple fracture, or minor sprain, then it’s okay to go to urgent care for X-rays. In fact, urgent care is best in situations like those.
What injuries does an X-ray show, and what illnesses can an X-ray detect?
X-ray imaging produces pictures of the inside of the body, and these pictures can show broken bones and other health issues. A chest X-ray can show signs of pneumonia, or a mammogram can show signs of breast cancer.
There are lots of different health issues X-rays can help diagnose, including broken bones, dislocations, arthritis, osteoporosis, lung cancer, breast cancer, pneumonia, emphysema, and even heart failure. X-rays can also help detect foreign objects like metal fragments.
Is radiology the same as X-rays?
The term “radiology” refers to imaging scans that help diagnose patients. Some of these scans involve low doses of radiation, and this helps create highly detailed images. An X-ray is an example of radiology and a scan that uses low-dose radiation.
Do you have on-site X-ray services in Clio, MI?
Yes, we do! Our clinic is located in Clio, and we provide on-site diagnostics and X-rays here. Clio Urgent Care is equipped with a state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine, and we have registered X-ray technologists on-staff. All of the X-rays are interpreted at the time of service, and a secondary interpretation is performed by a radiologist.
You can come to Clio Urgent Care for all of your X-ray needs! If you’d like more information about our X-ray services, please call us or just come visit us. You can also just come visit us to get any of our X-ray services. We can see you with no appointment necessary.
We hope to see you soon here at Clio Urgent Care in Clio, MI! We serve patients from Clio MI, Vienna Twp MI, Montrose MI, Birch Run MI, Millington MI, Mount Morris MI, Flushing MI, and Otisville MI.