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Family Medical Center

Family Medicine located in Orlando, FL

If you suffered an injury during practice or you fell and suspect you may have a broken bone, you may need an X-ray. You don’t have to go to the emergency room to get an X-ray. Family Medical Center in Orlando, Florida, is a full-service family practice that offers many on-site diagnostic tests, including X-rays. The medical team can evaluate your X-ray and provide a diagnosis and treatment plan. To schedule an X-ray, call the office today or book online.

X-Rays Q&A

What is an X-ray?

An X-ray is a diagnostic test that captures images of the inside of your body using electromagnetic waves, which is a type of radiation. The tissues in your body absorb the radiation in varying degrees, which allows for the images to appear. The calcium in your bones is able to absorb the most radiation, creating the distinct white imaging of your bones, while your soft tissue absorbs less to create a more grayish image. 

How do I know if I need an X-ray?

Your specialist at Family Medical Center determines if you would benefit from an X-ray based on your reason for the visit to the office. While you may think broken bone when your specialist recommends an X-ray, that may not be the only reason for the diagnostic test.

Common reasons you may need an X-ray include:

  • Confirm or rule out a broken bone
  • Assess for pneumonia
  • Evaluate joints for arthritis
  • Measure bone density 
  • Look for swallowed items

The specialists at Family Medical Center offer basic X-rays to provide a diagnostic assessment of your health concern. Because the X-rays are done in office, you get the results of your test immediately. 

For injuries, your provider can provide a treatment plan that supports healing.

Are X-rays safe?

Yes, X-rays are safe. You may have concerns about X-rays due to radiation exposure. However, the amount of radiation an X-ray exposes you to is minimal. And, in most cases, the benefits you get from the X-ray far outweigh the amount of radiation used to capture the image.

For additional protection against exposure to radiation, your specialist at Family Medical Center covers certain areas of your body with a lead apron. If you’re pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant, be sure to let your specialist know before conducting an X-ray. While risk is minimal, they may recommend a different diagnostic test if you’re pregnant.

You don’t have to go to the emergency room if you need an X-ray. The specialists at Family Medical Center can conduct the diagnostic test and provide you with your results right away. Call the office today or book an appointment online.