At ImageCare, we provide the most advanced diagnostic X-ray in Sparta, NJ, including chest X-ray scans for cardiovascular health. We proudly provide a comfortable environment that helps patients relax as they receive medical imaging services. As the most cost-effective medical imaging center, ImageCare welcomes patients to get the imaging services they need.
What is an X-ray?
This is the oldest and most commonly used form of diagnostic imaging. Discovered in 1895, X-rays have come a long way since that time. As a noninvasive medical test, an X-ray creates images of your internal bones or organs, enabling physicians to diagnose and treat medical conditions.
What Can X-ray Images Detect?
Before your appointment, you may be wondering, “what can X-rays detect?” By generating images of tissues and structures inside the body, an X-ray scan can detect many different internal conditions, some of which include:
- Broken bones
- Fractured bones
- Spinal injuries
- Enlarged heart
- Fluid in the lungs
- Digestive issues
- Blood vessel blockages
- The presence of foreign objects
Almost every part of the body is able to be scanned using an X-ray and checked for potential issues negatively affecting your health. The areas of the body that can be checked include the head, chest, abdomen, arms, hands, legs, and feet.
How to Prepare for an X-ray Procedure
Most X-rays do not require any special preparation. You may need to change into a gown, depending on the part of the body being scanned. Any jewelry, eyeglasses, or metal objects should be removed so they do not interfere with the scan. Women should let their technician know if there is any possibility that they could be pregnant. If you have any additional questions or concerns prior to your appointment, do not hesitate to let us know so we can address them.
What if an X-ray Scan is Inconclusive?
X-rays show irregularities; however, they do have their limits. Muscles and ligaments do not appear very clearly on an X-ray. With that in mind, an X-ray is frequently the first imaging test ordered when pain is involved in a certain area. This enables your doctor to discern if there is a fracture or tumor present. In the event that X-ray imaging comes back as inconclusive, then additional imaging tests may be ordered such as a CT scan or an MRI. ImageCare has these forms of diagnostic imaging available as well. Our goal is to ensure that each patient we see feels comfortable and is able to receive accurate results from their exam so that the appropriate treatment can be determined.
The ImageCare Difference
We have spared no expense to equip our facilities with the most modern and comfortable machines available and are constantly updating to keep pace with the leaps in imaging technology. We sincerely believe that these centers exhibit all the best qualities of a caring and efficient diagnostic facility.
Call to book your appointment with ImageCare Sparta, NJ, today.