X-ray imaging provides objective data about your body that helps your health care provider make an accurate diagnosis. At Minit Medical Urgent Care and Physical Therapy in Kihei, Kahului, and Lahaina, Hawaii, the team offers onsite X-rays so you don’t have to go to an imaging clinic or the emergency room (ER) to get answers about your health concerns. To learn more about onsite X-rays at Minit Medical Urgent Care and Physical Therapy, call or schedule an appointment online today. Walk-ins are welcome.
An X-ray is an imaging test that uses electromagnetic radiation to create pictures of your internal body parts. Images are white, black, or shades of gray. The more electromagnetic radiation the body part absorbs, the lighter the color.
Bones absorb the most radiation and appear white on an X-ray image, while air absorbs none and appears black. Soft tissue and fat absorb some of the radiation and appear as shades of gray.
X-rays are safe and quick and provide valuable information about your health. Minit Medical Urgent Care and Physical Therapy offer onsite X-ray imaging so they can quickly diagnose your urgent medical condition.
Your provider at Minit Medical Urgent Care and Physical Therapy determines if you need X-ray imaging after your evaluation. They may recommend X-rays if they have concerns you have a fracture.
The team may also performs X-rays if they suspect you have pneumonia. When your lungs are clear, an X-ray image comes up mostly black because it’s filled with air, but with pneumonia, you can see areas of white and gray in the lungs that indicate an infection.
They may also perform X-rays for sports or work-related injuries.
Your provider at Minit Medical Urgent Care and Physical Therapy may have you change into an exam gown and may cover your waist with a lead blanket to protect vital organs depending on the body part being imaged.
You may sit or lie on the X-ray table as the technician or provider adjusts the camera over your body to get the ordered images. They take several pictures and may request you move your position so they can capture images at different angles.
Your provider discusses the findings of your X-ray with you and makes treatment recommendations. The X-ray images are then sent to a radiologist for a final reading to ensure that there was nothing that might have been missed initially. Should the radiologist see something the provider on duty did not, a provider or nurse will call you with instructions.
For a simple fracture, the team may cast the body part to immobilize the bone for healing. If you have a more complex fracture, the team may refer you to an orthopedic office for care. For pneumonia, the team may prescribe antibiotics and have you follow-up for additional care with us or your primary care provider.
Call Minit Medical Urgent Care and Physical Therapy or schedule your X-ray online today.