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Digital X-Ray Services

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Digital X-Ray Services

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We are always looking to take urgent care services to the next level at American Family Care®. As part of that effort, many of our clinics have been outfitted with digital x-ray services for a more comprehensive healthcare experience. We transitioned to a state-of-the-art, digital x-ray system to improve the quality of images, process results faster, and provide more accurate diagnostics.

Our available x-ray services vary by location. Most locations are capable of performing x-rays for:

  • Upper extremities: fingers, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, humerus, radius
  • Lower extremities: toes, foot, ankle, leg, knee, tibia, femur
  • Chest/Lungs
  • Spine: cervical, thoracic, lumbar
  • Skull: head or nose
  • Abdominal
  • Pelvis/Hips

We have the technology needed for on-site diagnostic tests, resulting in a more direct treatment plan.


What You Should Know About X-Rays

X-rays are the most basic form of imaging tests, which are diagnostic procedures used to view the body’s internal structures. You do not need to do anything to prepare for an x-ray, and the test should not cause any significant discomfort. These tests can help physicians diagnose fractures, tumors, arthritis, lung damage, and more.

X-rays utilize minimal amounts of radiation in order to create images. Radiation exposure from an x-ray should not cause any damage to an adult or child, but could be dangerous for a developing baby. Additionally, if you have received other radiation-based imaging tests in the last year, you should tell the doctor. Exposure to imaging radiation several times in a short time could be damaging. Otherwise, these are among the safest medical procedures!


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QUESTION: Is it dangerous to get an X-ray?

A: 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.

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

A: 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.

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

A: 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.

How do I get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is the best, safest way to not get severely ill. Like all vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccine teaches your body how to develop its own immunity to the virus that causes this illness. A COVID-19 vaccine usually requires two doses. The second shot happens 14 to 28 days after the first. It takes about three weeks after your last shot to develop immunity. Getting a COVID-19 vaccination will depend on availability and guidelines in your state. Contact us about getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

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Our Mission and Values:

Our mission is to provide the best healthcare possible in a kind and caring environment, in an economical manner, while respecting the rights of all of our patients, at times and locations convenient to the patient.

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