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Digital X-Ray Walk-in Clinic in Havertown, PA

AFC Urgent Care Provides Broken Bone X-Rays and Injury Treatment

When suffering a fall or minor accident, someone may not immediately appear to have suffered a fracture. Even a minor fracture needs proper medical treatment or could worsen, resulting in additional problems and an even longer recovery time. To avoid a more protracted and more expensive recovery, come to AFC Urgent Care Havertown in Delaware County today to be seen by our providers and access our on-site digital x-ray. Our providers use this powerful diagnostic tool seven days a week to check our patients for fractures. A visit to an urgent care center is a much more affordable choice than getting an X-ray in an emergency room and is much quicker than waiting for your primary care provider to be available. Skip long waits and high medical bills and visit AFC Urgent Care Havertown today for a digital X-ray.

Is an x-ray necessary? Could I just wait until I feel better and get an x-ray then?

If someone has a fracture and delays treatment by a medical professional, they could aggravate their injury further. A digital x-ray at AFC Urgent Care Havertown can look for fractures. Without confirmation, an injury could get worse. Patients could risk permanent damage to a bone or an area of their body by delaying an examination, making recovery time longer and more expensive. Falls and accidents can cause a sprain or strain even if a bone is not fractured. These injuries need to be also treated to avoid becoming worse.

When Should You Visit AFC Urgent Care Havertown for X-Ray Services?

X-rays are an invaluable diagnostic tool used to gain a better understanding of what is happening inside the body. They can reveal issues within the musculoskeletal system and detect pathologies such as tumors, fractures, and broken bones. X-rays should be considered when there is suspicion of injury or illness.

Here's when you should consider an X-ray as a crucial step in your path to wellness:

  • Injury from Accidents or Falls: If you’ve experienced an accident or fall, especially one that involves trauma to the body, an X-ray is essential. Even if there are no visible fractures or injuries, X-rays can uncover hidden damage to bones or tissues.
  • Unexplained or Persistent Pain: When you’re dealing with persistent pain that has no obvious cause or refuses to subside after a few days, it’s time to consider an X-ray. It can help doctors pinpoint the source of your discomfort, allowing for more effective treatment.
  • Osteoporosis or Risk of Skeletal Problems: Individuals diagnosed with conditions like osteoporosis or those at a higher risk for skeletal issues should consider regular X-ray screenings. These screenings enable healthcare providers to track changes over time and catch potential problems before they worsen.
  • Confirming Suspicious Findings: In cases where other imaging techniques, such as ultrasounds or CT scans, reveal something unusual or inconclusive, an X-ray can provide a clearer picture. This can help doctors make more informed decisions about further testing or treatment.
  • Previous Unidentified Medical Issues: If you’ve had a medical issue in the past that was not properly identified or treated, an X-ray can be a valuable tool for obtaining an accurate diagnosis. It ensures that you receive the appropriate care as soon as possible.

]Is it uncomfortable or painful to get an X-ray? Why is it called a "digital x-ray?"

There is no discomfort in receiving an x-ray. If you have visited a dentist for a yearly check-up, you likely have already received an x-ray. While the part of your body may be in a bit of pain, an X-ray of that body part will not add any additional distress, and it is as quick and painless as getting an X-ray of your teeth. When taking an X-ray, beams will pass through the part of the body being examined and produce an image. The colors on that image indicate what those beams are passing through. For example:

  • Bones – Dense bones appear white on an X-ray image. If fractured, there will be dark spots along the bone.
  • Muscles – Being less dense than bones, these parts of the body will show up as gray.
  • Air in your lungs – The air in someone's lungs appears much darker on an X-ray since they are the least dense body parts.

Our urgent care center takes a "digital x-ray" because it produces a digital image. Gone are the days when an X-ray would produce a picture on a film. A digital X-ray is just as good as a traditional X-ray, can often be zoomed in on, and is much easier to transport or transmit to other medical professionals. Once our skilled technicians take a digital X-ray, it will be read and analyzed. Our board-certified provider will review the results with you, and a copy of the x-ray will be given to you on a CD to take home or forward to your primary care provider at your request.

AFC Urgent Care Havertown is open seven days a week in Delco. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM to 5 PM. We are located at 115 W. Eagle Road Havertown, PA 19083. Our walk-in medical clinic accepts most major insurances. Visit our Insurance page to see a list of carriers we currently take. Uninsured? Call our friendly staff today at (484) 452-9400 and ask about our affordable self-pay rates.

We look forward to serving you here in the Havertown, PA, area and helping you feel better!

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AFC Urgent Care FAQs

  • Is it dangerous to get an X-ray?

    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.

  • How do I know if I’ll need an X-ray?

    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.

  • How long does it take to get an X-ray?

    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

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