X-rays give your doctor vital insight into your body’s inner workings. At Carecore Health Center in Troy, Michigan, board-certified family medicine specialist Gheith Yousif, MD, and the team offer on-site X-rays to save you time and money. They also offer other in-office imaging tests, such as electrocardiogram (EKG) testing, for your convenience. To learn more about X-rays, call Carecore Health Center or schedule an appointment online today.
An X-ray is an imaging test that produces detailed images of your body’s internal structures, particularly bone and hard tissues. When X-rays pass through your body, each structure absorbs the beams differently, depending on their density. As a result, they show up as different colors on X-ray scans.
Hard bone, metal, and other dense materials appear white on the scan, while softer structures, such as muscle and fat, are gray. Meanwhile, the air in your lungs is black. These contrasts help the Carecore Health Center team spot fractures, growths, inflammation, and other abnormalities.
The Carecore Health Center team may perform an in-office X-ray to check for signs of:
A fracture is a bone break that can change the shape of the bone, limit your range of motion, and diminish your mobility.
Tissue infections are visible on X-rays. Whether you have an abscessed tooth or a chest infection, performing an X-ray gives the team vital information to create your treatment plan.
Osteoporosis is a chronic condition that causes brittle bones. When you have osteoporosis, your bones become porous, leaving them vulnerable to cracks and fractures.
Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that causes chronic joint swelling. Osteoarthritis, the most common type, occurs when the cartilage around the outside of the joints deteriorates. The second most common type, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), affects the lining inside of the joints.
An enlarged heart is a serious sign of congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, and other cardiovascular conditions.
The team may perform an X-ray to help diagnose tuberculosis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and even lung cancer.
If you’re experiencing digestive symptoms, such as persistent vomiting or diarrhea, the team may take an X-ray to check for inflammation, ulcers, or abnormal growths.
The team performs all X-rays at their clinic for your convenience. While every test is different, most X-rays take no longer than 15 minutes. An X-ray with contrast dye may take up to 30 minutes. The procedure is noninvasive, so you don’t have to worry about experiencing pain or discomfort.
After your X-ray, you receive an initial review from the team to discuss the findings, then a full report from the in-house radiologist. Depending on the team’s findings, they may recommend additional testing, such as in-house lab work.
To learn more about X-rays, call Carecore Health Center or schedule an appointment online today.