X-ray is the first line in detecting suspected bone fractures or joint dislocations from acute sports injuries, chronic arthritis, and even cancer. Our process is much faster than waiting hours at the emergency room or for follow up imaging from the hospital.
Not only do digital x-rays expose patients and staff to 90% less radiation than traditional film x-rays, they are better for the environment because they don't require developing chemicals. They can be viewed on a computer monitor within seconds of taking the image.
X-Rays will only be taken if further investigation is indicated.
These instances include, but are not limited to; trauma, severe swelling, or pain that cannot be reproduced via orthopaedic testing first.
A thorough orthopaedic assessment is our first-line in diagnosing your pain.
We avoid taking unnecessary x-rays that otherwise would not change our intended treatment plan based on the physical exam.
By minimizing x-rays, we avoid over-exposing our patients to ionizing radiation and keep money in your pocket.