If you suspect you have an injury to your bone from an accident or fall, an X-ray is the most effective way to confirm your self-diagnosis. At New MD & Urgent Care in El Cerrito and American Canyon, we conveniently serve patients in Berkeley, Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole, Hercules, Albany, Vallejo, and Napa, California. Malcolm Johnson, MD, and Ian Ahwah, MD, offer the convenience of in-house digital X-ray equipment to give you the fastest, most accurate diagnosis. Take advantage of the advanced on-site technology by scheduling a same-day or next-day appointment online or by calling the office directly.
An X-ray is a common form of medical imaging that produce images of your bones. Dr. Johnson and Dr. Ahwah use digital X-rays to assess injuries including bone breaks and fractures and as a diagnostic tool for sports-related injuries.
Digital X-rays might also be useful in monitoring chronic health conditions, like arthritis, and diagnosing the cause of abdominal pain.
At New MD & Urgent Care, digital X-rays are available on-site to provide you and your doctor with fast and accurate test results. You won’t have to visit a hospital or other medical facility for your X-ray testing, so your treatment can start sooner.
When comparing digital X-rays to traditional film X-rays, the digital version might be a safer option, as they use less radiation. Digital X-rays are also more comfortable than other imaging technologies. You can often sit upright during your X-ray.
Using advanced digital technology, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Ahwah can take precise images of specific areas, ensuring you get a highly detailed picture of the treatment area without having to take multiple X-rays. This type of testing is more accurate and of a much higher quality than traditional film X-rays.
Digital X-rays also make it easier for your doctor to update your medical file and send X-ray images to your specialist or primary-care physician.
Digital X-rays are painless and only take a few minutes, depending on the treatment area. You can relax in a comfortable exam room while the X-ray technician sets up the equipment around you.
During the X-rays, you must remain as still as possible to get an accurate result. You might need to reposition your body several times during the test, based on the reason for your X-ray.
Once the imaging test is over, your New MD doctor reviews the results to give you a proper diagnosis before your appointment ends. Dr. Johnson and Dr. Ahwah create a customized treatment plan to address your injury or condition, or they can refer you to a specialist for further treatment.
To learn more about the benefits of on-site digital X-rays, schedule an appointment with New MD & Urgent Care online or by phone at the office nearest you.