Urgent Care and TeleHealth
Occupational Medicine & Urgent Care located in Napa, CA & Benicia, CA
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 Urgent Care and TeleHealth in Napa and Benicia, we conveniently serve patients throughtout the San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country. Our board certified physicians and medical providers 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.
Unfortunately at this time, we do not have x-ray available on the weekends.
X-Rays Q & A
What are digital X-rays?
An X-ray is a common form of medical imaging that produce images of your bones. Dr. Ahwah and the medical team 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 Urgent Care and TeleHealth, 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.
What are the benefits of digital X-rays?
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. Ahwah and the team 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.
What can I expect during a digital X-ray procedure?
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 TeleHealth doctor reviews the results to give you a proper diagnosis before your appointment ends. The medical team creates 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 Urgent Care and TeleHealth or by phone at the office nearest you.