X-Ray & Diagnostic Imaging Services in Sterling Heights, MI
What is an x-ray?
An x-ray is a quick and painless test that produces images of the internal structures of the body. X-rays are one type of diagnostic imaging. They are frequently used to evaluate the bones, but may also be used to evaluate other internal structures, such as the lungs and the heart.
Doctors at Dequindre After Hours Urgent Care Center in Sterling Heights, MI rely on x-ray imaging to diagnose and treat various internal injuries and conditions without needing to make any surgical incisions. If you believe that you may require an x-ray, feel free to visit our after-hours walk-in urgent care center or schedule an appointment for our family medicine clinic by filling out the form on this page.
Why is an x-ray performed?
X-ray services are offered on-site at our urgent care center as part of our after-hours urgent care services. Patients of our family medicine practice, Tri-County Medical Clinic, also have access to x-ray diagnostic imaging, should a medical condition or injury need to be evaluated during our normal business hours.
X-rays are used in order to examine and identify internal injuries and conditions in many parts of the body. Injuries and conditions that can be recognized with x-ray diagnostic imaging services include:
- Broken bones (fractures)
- Infections in bones
- Lung infections
- Other lung conditions (e.g. pneumonia, tuberculosis or lung cancer)
- Enlarged heart
- Swallowed foreign objects
- Digestive problems
What does getting an x-ray involve?
If you believe you may need diagnostic imaging performed, it is important to consult with a board-certified physician who can examine you and identify whether an x-ray is necessary. Getting an x-ray is a quick, simple and painless procedure. A member of our medical staff will provide you with specific instructions and protective equipment in order to make sure you get the highest quality image possible in a safe manner. Before the x-ray, patients will be asked to remove any jewelry, eyeglasses or metal objects that can interfere with the x-ray imaging.
After your x-rays are complete, patients will be able to see the results immediately and one of our providers will explain next steps for treatment. If follow-up or specialist care is required, our medical staff will provide you with instructions or a referral in order to ensure the highest quality continuity of care.
To learn more about diagnostic imaging services provided at our x-ray clinic or to schedule an appointment, call our office today at (586) 979-5100, ext. 2 (for Dequindre After Hours Urgent Care Center) or (586) 979-5100, ext. 1 (for Tri-County Medical Clinic). You may also use the form on this page to send an inquiry directly to our Sterling Heights, MI office and x-ray facilities.