Have you just suffered from injury and want to make sure nothing is broken? X-rays serve as some of the best imaging tools available to get a more in-depth look at your condition. Ahmad Alabbas, MD at All Patients Urgent Care in Novi, Michigan uses X-rays as both the first step to understanding your condition thoroughly, and in determining the kind of treatment you require. To learn more about the benefits of X-rays, reach out to Dr. Alabbas and his team today by phone or online.
X-rays involve the use of electromagnetic radiation to generate an internal image of your bones and the gases inside your body. While electromagnetic radiation might sound dangerous, X-rays are, in fact, very safe and have been in use for over 100 years.
You should consider getting an X-ray for a wide range of reasons. Dr. Alabbas recommends an X-ray if he’d like to get more information about a bone injury that hasn’t penetrated your skin. He might also order an X-ray to understand the cause of internal pain, like lower back pain, abdominal pain, or inflammation.
Other reasons why you might consider getting an X-ray include:
With the X-ray image in hand, Dr. Alabbas crafts the most comprehensive and individualized treatment plan to get you back to full health.
X-rays are extremely straight-forward and don’t require much preparation. The only thing you should do before leaving for your X-ray appointment is to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing with little to no jewelry. This will speed up the process and cause minimal hassle.
During the X-ray, Dr. Alabbas might ask you to hold a part of your body in a specific position to ensure a proper image of the treatment area. Depending on the area of the body, this might be briefly uncomfortable. If you’re getting a full-body X-ray, Dr. Alabbas will ask you to sit, stand, or lie down.
For X-rays relating to your intestinal tract, Dr. Alabbas gives you a contrast dye to ingest beforehand or asks you to fast before your appointment. This ensures that the X-rays yields a clear image.
Dr. Alabbas performs X-rays quickly to allow you to resume your normal activities immediately after. This cutting-edge technology is also one of the fastest diagnostic tools out there. You should receive the results of your X-ray within 24 hours, so you can get conclusive answers and start your treatment expediently.
If you’ve suffered from an injury and want both conclusive answers and expert diagnosis, consider asking Dr. Alabbas about X-rays. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today for quality and compassionate care.