Walk-In Urgent Care With X-Ray Services in Groton, CT
PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers high-quality digital X-ray services at all of our locations, including our office in Groton, Connecticut. We’re pleased to provide our patients with this cost-effective diagnostic option that allows them to avoid a long and uncertain wait in a hospital emergency room, as well as an extra trip to an offsite imaging center.
When an injury or illness occurs, we understand that you may be anxious to find out what’s going on and what your next step is. With our advanced digital X-ray technology, the physicians at our urgent care center can quickly provide the accurate answers you need and deserve.
Are X-rays Used Only for Diagnosing Broken Bones?
While X-rays are most frequently used to diagnose fractures, they may be ordered for several other reasons as well. For instance, a physician may use X-ray images to aid in the diagnosis of a joint dislocation, embedded foreign object (such as a glass, metal, or wood splinter), digestive issue, kidney stone, or lung condition.
Who Interprets the X-rays?
When you receive an X-ray test at PhysicianOne Urgent Care, your images will be read by your treating provider and reviewed by a board-certified radiologist. We’ve implemented this two-step process for heightened accuracy. When you leave our office, you will have a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan in place.
How Is a Broken Bone Treated?
If you are diagnosed with a fracture, we may suggest a splint, cast, and/or crutches to stabilize your injury and promote proper healing. We may also recommend a pain-relieving medication to help you feel better in the meantime. If necessary, we can refer you to an orthopedic specialist near Groton and provide digital copies of your X-ray images to help ensure seamless follow-up care for your injury.
Does an X-Ray Produce Dangerous Radiation?
The licensed and accredited radiologic technicians at PhysicianOne Urgent Care prioritize patient safety by adhering to the principle of “as low as reasonably achievable” (ALARA), which means that any unnecessary radiation exposure – no matter how small – is avoided. These professionals are skilled and experienced in employing three important protective measures – time, distance, and shielding – while creating high-quality X-ray images.
You can receive a walk-in X-ray at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Groton. Stop by any time between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on a weekday, or between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on a weekend or holiday, and we’ll take care of you right away.