X-rays and Other Diagnostic Tests Performed on Site at First Care in Naples, FL
X-rays are imaging tests that allow physicians to view some of the body’s internal structures. Among other things, X-rays provide a relatively simple, fast, and painless way to detect, monitor, and treat a variety of medical issues, including broken bones, degenerated joints, tumors, kidney stones, digestive problems, infections, and foreign bodies, such as swallowed objects. At the First Care urgent care center in Naples, FL, we offer state-of-the-art digital X-ray imaging services on a walk-in basis.
Diagnostic X-rays are performed by positioning the area of the body to be examined between a focused, high-energy beam and a plate containing film. After the X-rays pass through the body, they strike the photographic plate and interact with silver molecules on the film’s surface. When the film plates are processed, dense structures like bones appear white, soft tissues show up as shades of gray, and airspaces look black. A radiologist (a physician with specific training in interpreting diagnostic X-rays) analyzes the images and then reports back to the ordering physician. Typically, this process takes only a few minutes to complete.
A physician may order one or more X-rays to:
- Examine a painful area of the body
- Monitor the progress of a diagnosed condition, such as osteoporosis
- Evaluate the effectiveness of a prescribed medication
First Care is proud to offer convenient X-rays and other diagnostic tests to residents of Naples, Florida. Our family medical clinic was established by a veteran with a goal to meet the immediate healthcare needs of individuals who don’t require emergency treatment. We aim to fill the gap between waiting for an appointment with a primary care physician and being relegated to the end of a long line of ER patients as a harried staff tends to trauma victims and others who are facing life-threatening conditions. And, we are achieving that goal every single day.
At the First Care urgent care center in Naples, FL, our in-house X-rays offer patients many benefits, including enhanced accuracy, increased efficiency, and reduced radiation exposure. Our Naples walk-in clinic is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and for added patient convenience, we accept most major health insurance plans.