When you have a suspected broken bone or other complicated internal issues, an X-ray can be one of the best diagnostic tools to determine the exact problem. At Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. in Tyler and Lindale, Texas, the experienced team of providers offers state-of-the-art X-ray technology on-site. Call Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. to schedule an appointment, or request one online today.
With on-site X-ray services, the team at Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. offers convenient imaging services that lead to shorter wait times and quicker evaluation of your results. There’s no need to wait for the transfer of data between offices, which means faster diagnosis and treatment, too.
X-rays can be instrumental in diagnosing compound fractures, broken bones, or even respiratory conditions like pneumonia.
You’re probably familiar with X-rays to evaluate broken bones. However, the technology is valuable in diagnosing other conditions as well, including:
The providers at Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. evaluate your symptoms to determine if an X-ray is the right diagnostic step for you.
X-rays themselves aren’t painful, but you may experience discomfort when asked to hold a specific position to get a good image. An X-ray may be taken standing, seated, or lying down, depending on where your body is being examined.
You’ll have the X-ray tube angled toward the affected area. The radiation runs through your body to create the image, and you feel nothing during this process.
The team at Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. also offers digital X-rays. These don’t involve traditional X-ray film and the need to develop it to see an image. A digital X-ray projects images almost immediately onto a computer screen so your condition can be diagnosed all the more quickly.
If you have injured your connective tissue, such as a muscle or ligament, it won’t show up on an X-ray. Bone bruises and even microscopic fractures are also often hard to see on an X-ray.
You can still have a very real and serious injury even if you don’t have a broken bone on an X-ray. Torn ligaments, for example, can be disabling but won’t appear in an X-ray image.
You receive such a small dose of radiation during an X-ray that you don’t have to worry about exposure. Do alert the staff if you’re pregnant or may be pregnant, as even a small amount of radiation can be harmful to a fetus.
If you need an X-ray, call Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A., or schedule an appointment using the online booking feature today.