Getting an X-ray has never been easier for those living in or visiting Forest Hills, NY and Hunters Point, Long Island City. Forest Urgent Care provides on-site digital X-rays for fractures, slip and falls, sports injuries, and respiratory problems for fast and safe results. For urgent medical matters, walk-ins are welcome, or you can schedule an appointment online or by phone.
An X-ray is a procedure that takes an image of the inside of your body. The team at Forest Urgent Care may recommend an X-ray to better evaluate a possible broken bone after a fall or injury or to take a look at your lungs to assess for pneumonia.
A typical X-ray uses electromagnetic waves, which are a form of radiation, to get the right picture. A digital X-ray uses a special computer to help generate the needed image and reduces your exposure to radiation.
As an advanced medical facility, Forest Urgent Care provides the latest in medical technology, including digital X-rays.
The team at Forest Urgent Care prefers the digital X-rays to traditional X-rays for numerous reasons. Some of the benefits include:
Forest Urgent Care wants to help you get well quickly, and using on-site digital X-rays allows the team to assess your condition and provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment.
An X-ray is a painless, noninvasive procedure that doesn’t require any preparation. For better imaging, the medical professionals at Forest Urgent Care may have you change into a gown before taking the picture.
Once you’re ready, the X-ray technician has you sit or lie down on the X-ray table. While radiation levels are significantly lower with the digital imaging, the technician recommends you wear a lead apron over areas not being X-rayed for additional protection.
Then, the technician snaps the picture and sends it to a computer screen for analysis.
The procedure only takes a few minutes, but the technician may need to capture a few pictures from different angles for an accurate diagnosis.
After the team has evaluated your images, the doctor discusses the results with you and determines a treatment plan. If you have a broken bone, the team will provide initial stabilization before referring you to a specialist for assessment, setting, and casting.
For respiratory conditions, the team may be able to provide a treatment plan to help improve your condition. In any case, you can request a digital copy of the X-ray to show a specialist at a later date.
Get X-ray results quickly at Forest Urgent Care. Walk in or schedule an appointment online or by phone.