An X-ray is a diagnostic imaging test that creates images of your bones and organs by sending a small amount of radiation through your body. The radiation passes through different tissues at different speeds and is completely blocked by some tissue, like your bones. The images are created by collecting the radiation that passed through the body.
Traditionally the images were created on a special film, but now technology allows technicians to produce the image digitally. Another benefit of modern medical technology is the reduction in the amount of radiation needed to create a useful image. The current dose needed is about the same as what you absorb naturally from the environment in about a week. X-rays are quick to administer and are completely painless. Patients do not need to do anything special to prepare for an X-ray.
X-rays are very useful diagnostic tools. The doctors at Bronx Urgent Care use these painless tests to confirm diagnoses of:
By providing this critical service in the convenience and comfort of Bronx Urgent Care, the staff offers patients a number of benefits including a quick turnaround for results, which leads to quick and effective treatment.
When patients need blood work or urine testing, Bronx Urgent Care can take samples while you are wait. Instead of having to send the samples out for analysis, the in-house lab performs the testing, which means that you get your results faster. In some cases, the doctors at Bronx Urgent Care are even able to get the lab work back during your appointment. Since the clinic doesn’t have to send the samples out for testing, this can save you money as well as time.
Bronx Urgent Care can run tests for most conditions. The staff is trained to take samples quickly and efficiently, with minimal discomfort for our patients. Some of the more common tests and screenings that we run include:
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