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AFC Urgent Care Clinic in Arlington offers X-Ray imaging services for patients near Arlington, Lexington, Somerville, Cambridge, Winchester and surrounding areas. We have invested in state of the art Digital X-Ray equipment to better serve patients. Digital X-Rays provide superior image quality (more shades and contrast) but also require less x-ray radiation for imaging. More importantly, digital X-Rays ensure that your results are captured and read by a physician in a matter of minutes. They can even be digitally forwarded to your family doctor or PCP in case your injury requires specialized treatment and follow-ups.
Our urgent care clinic has X-Ray technicians on staff to ensure that you get the highest level of care without paying emergency-room prices for something as simple as an X-Ray. We also have certified nurses to ensure that any injuries for which an X-Ray is required (fractures, sprains, dislocations etc.) are taken care of without further inconvenience to the patient.
We accept most insurance plans and offer very affordable self-pay prices to patients without insurance. Call or visit our clinic today! You don’t need a prior appointment and can simply walk in to get treatment for your injuries.
Are X-Rays Safe?
X-Rays were discovered in 1895 and after more than a century later, they are one the most widely performed medical test. They are generally considered safe, even for children. Regardless of the long and tested safety record, X-Ray technicians always take precautions to ensure parts of the body that do not need to be imaged are not exposed to X-Rays and the minimum required radiation is used for the test. Pregnant women or those who may be pregnant are also given special protective gear before X-Rays are performed.
What are X-Rays Used For?
Most people associate X-Rays with broken bones and fractures but there are other situations where X-Rays can be used. For example, Chest X-Rays are Routinely used to diagnose (or rule out) pneumonia and tuberculosis. Similarly, stomach X-Rays can be used to identify bowel blockages.
Does Insurance Cover X-Rays?
Yes, most plans do cover X-Rays if a physician determines them to be medically necessary to make an accurate diagnosis. If you don’t have an insurance plan, we also offer reasonable out of pocket rates for our services.
Can Urgent Care Clinics and Minute Clinics do X-Rays?
Most minute clinics are not capable of performing X-Rays. The equipment requires specially trained technicians and most minute clinics do not have the staff nor the equipment to do X-Rays. Urgent Care Clinics (such as ours) often have the equipment and manpower to perform these tests and take curative actions based on the results.
Have other questions or concerns? Feel free to give us a call at 781-648-4572. We’re here to help!
X-rays do use small amounts of radiation, but they’re generally safe for adults and children. That being said, there are some cases where they can be damaging – to developing babies, for instance. Your AFC provider will take your circumstances into account and answer your unique questions about safety.
Your local AFC team can help you answer that question when you contact them. If you’ve experienced a fall or other injury and are in pain, an X-ray could help determine the best course of treatment. They’re also used in a variety of other circumstances.
At AFC, we always strive to get you in and out as quickly as possible, and the X-ray itself should only take around 15 minutes