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In Office X-Ray

Ross Medical Group

Family Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Miami, FL

Whether for a broken bone or to rule out pneumonia, X-rays are sometimes necessary in order for your doctor to develop the best treatment plan. The experienced team at Ross Medical Group in Miami offers in-house X-rays for your convenience and to help your doctor get the answers they need quickly. For expert medical care from a full-service medical practice that includes on-site X-rays, call the office today or book an appointment online.

In Office X-Ray Q & A

What is an X-ray?

An X-ray is a diagnostic imaging tool that provides your specialist at Ross Medical Group with objective data about your health. X-rays use a type of radiation referred to as electromagnetic waves that can create black, white, and gray images of the inside of your body, depending on the type of tissue being X-rayed.

The calcium in your bones absorb the most radiation and create a white image, while softer tissue, such as fat and organs, absorb less to create gray images. Air in your body doesn’t absorb any radiation at all, creating black space.

Why would I need an X-ray?

You may need an X-ray for any number of reasons. Your specialist at Ross Medical Group determines when you would benefit from the diagnostic test based on your reason for the medical visit, your symptoms or complaints, or your past medical history.

Common reasons you may need an X-ray include:

  • Broken bone
  • Check for pneumonia or other lung infection
  • Blocked blood vessels
  • Digestive problems
  • Look for swallowed items

Because your specialist at Ross Medical Group can conduct basic X-rays at the office, you get the results immediately. This is not only convenient for you but also helps your specialist get answers about any health concerns quickly.

There’s nothing you need to do to prepare before an X-ray, so performing it can occur at any time. However, your specialist may request that you wear a gown during your X-ray, depending on the body part in need of examination.

Are X-rays safe?

You may have concerns about X-rays because it uses radiation to capture the images. But X-rays are considered a safe diagnostic tool that provides more beneficial information than any potential risk.

The specialists at Ross Medical Group take precaution, however, and have you wear a lead apron during your examination to protect vital organs. If you’re pregnant, your specialist may recommend an alternative imaging test to minimize risk to your unborn baby.

X-rays are a simple and effective diagnostic tool that provides your doctor with vital information about your health. For convenience and efficiency, Ross Medical Group offers basic X-rays at the office. To schedule an X-ray, call the office today or book an appointment online.