It is saturday morning and while playing a soccer game, you twist your ankle. You wonder to yourself, Is my ankle broken or sprained? Where can I get an x-ray near me on a weekend? In this scenario, your doctor at Sunrise Urgent Care Center would ask the following questions and inspect for these things. Can you bear weight or walk on the injured ankle? Is there swelling or a noticeable deformity? If you cannot bear weight and there is noticeable swelling and deformity, you would most likely need an x-ray to make sure that you do not have a broken bone. The doctors at Sunrise Urgent Care Center are trained to treat simple closed fractures with splints, treat minor dislocations, sprains and various orthopedic injuries. If your condition requires it, you will be referred to an Orthopedic Specialist.
The digital x-rays we use allow us to provide a higher quality of care when compared to conventional x-rays. Not only do digital x-rays reduce the exposure of radiation by up to 75 percent, but they are instantly stored and ready to be viewed by our doctors and staff at Sunrise Urgent Care Center. Also, because they are digital, your x-rays can easily be shared with your primary care physician or other doctors that we may refer you to who may need access to your radiographs.
From a cost perspective and a safety perspective, our use of digital x-rays also has advantages. Because they do not use film to relay information, they are less costly than old-school imaging. Also, they do not require any harmful chemicals to develop them or dispose of them, so they are considered environmentally friendly.
And last, digital x-rays at Sunrise Urgent Care Center allow for increased speed and accuracy, which means you’ll never be asked to “hold still” in an uncomfortable position for longer than needed.
The goal of our doctors is to diagnose your condition as quickly as possible so we can provide treatment without delay, and our use of digital x-rays allows us to do exactly that. Whether you visit us for headaches, bone fractures, sinus infections, or more, the equipment we have provides us with the information needed to provide the high standard of care that has made us one of the area’s top-rated facilities for urgent care near you.
You don’t need an appointment to visit us for digital x-rays in Richmond, TX. Our doctors are here during the hours of 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and walk-ins are always welcome – even on a Saturday or Sunday.