An X-ray provides images to help accurately diagnose your condition. The board-certified team at Ladera Urgent Care in Los Angeles, California, possesses a state-of-the-art X-ray suite. This makes it possible for you to conveniently have imaging done at the clinic. Call the Ladera Heights area office today or book your appointment online for an expert diagnosis of an illness, fracture, sprain, or another injury.
An X-ray often provides your doctor with enough information to determine if you have a particular disease, condition, or injury and how severe it is. X-rays can also be used to monitor the progress of a treatment you might be receiving.
Reasons you might need an X-ray include:
Ladera Urgent Care has a state-of-the-art X-ray suite. In some cases, though, you’ll need an ultrasound, MRI, or CT scan if you have tissues blocking the area that your provider needs to see.
Depending on what needs to be X-rayed, you sit, stand, or lie down. The outpatient procedure usually requires you to change positions several times to get a detailed view of the affected area. The scanning device takes only seconds to capture images.
In some cases, your provider will administer a contrast material before your X-ray to produce a more visible image of a particular area. The material can be taken orally or by injection or an enema.
Getting an X-ray doesn’t require much preparation. Simply remove any jewelry you might be wearing. The Ladera Urgent Care team also needs to know if you’re pregnant or nursing and if you have metal implants of any kind.
If your X-ray is for a broken bone, you can experience some discomfort while positioning the area for the X-ray. Your provider is highly trained and remains sensitive to your needs throughout the process, which takes only a few minutes.
Results are viewed at Ladera Urgent Care as soon as the images are ready, so you can get your results the same day.
Your provider looks at your X-rays as soon as possible to give you an accurate diagnosis so that your treatment can begin. In many cases, your treatment begins the same day as your X-ray to get you quickly on the road to recovery.
If you need an X-ray, call the Ladera Urgent Care team today and schedule your appointment. You can also book your visit online.