Urgent Care Center With X-Ray Services in Enfield, CT
PhysicianOne Urgent Care is pleased to offer walk-in X-ray testing at our facility in Enfield, Connecticut. Visiting our immediate care center for X-ray imaging, rather than an emergency room (ER), can save you considerable time and hassle. That’s because ERs typically prioritize life- and limb-threatening conditions, so if you don’t fall into that category, chances are good that you’ll be waiting for quite a while to be seen. Our urgent care center offers significantly shorter average wait times for your convenience.
What Is an X-Ray Test?
X-rays are very common, but not many people know how they actually work. An X-ray test uses electromagnetic radiation to create an image of the inside of the body. X-rays travel from one side of the body to a detector on the other side. Because different parts of the body absorb varying amounts of radiation, they show up differently in the resulting image. For example:
- Bones, which absorb the most radiation, appear white
- Soft tissues, which absorb less radiation than bones, appear grey
- Air, which absorbs the least amount of radiation, appears black
We can use X-rays to diagnose a number of injuries and illnesses, including fractures, dislocations, pneumonia, kidney stones, bowel obstructions, and embedded foreign bodies. Once we’ve reached a diagnosis, we’ll recommend a course of treatment for your specific needs.
Walk-In X-Ray Services for Your Convenience
At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we understand how busy our patients’ lives can be, which is why we provide X-ray testing on a walk-in basis. Our Enfield immediate care center—located at 55 Hazard Avenue, near I-190—is open 365 days per year with extended hours, so you can stop in for an X-ray whenever it’s most convenient for you. And, while we take pride in offering short wait times, you can expedite your visit even more by taking advantage of our online check-in tool.