X-Rays Specialist

Everest Urgent Care

Urgent Care, Medical Spa, & Primary Care located in Upper Darby, PA & Havertown, PA

Whether you’ve got a persistent cough or think you’ve broken a bone, Everest Urgent Care offers the convenience of onsite X-ray services with locations in Upper Darby and Havertown, Pennsylvania. The X-ray process is quick, and you find out your results in 15-20 minutes. Depending on your results, you can rely on Xiaobin Li, MD, and the team to provide the right treatment. Call today or book an appointment online. Walk-in appointments also are available.

X-Rays Q & A

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What would I need an X-ray for?

Dr. Li recommends X-rays to evaluate medical conditions, to detect signs of disease, and to aid in diagnosis. While X-rays are primarily used to look at your joints and bones, they sometimes can reveal problems affecting your internal organs and other soft tissues.

An X-ray can detect many health issues, including:

  • Broken bones, sprains, and fractures
  • Kidney stones
  • Lung problems, such as pneumonia or a stubborn cough
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Heart problems

An X-ray also is required during an immigration physical.

How do X-rays work?

X-rays use low-level radiation that travels through your body. X-rays are absorbed in different amounts by the various tissues in your body depending on the density of your bones and tissues.

Your bones, for example, absorb a lot of X-ray energy, causing the bones to appear in high-contrast shades of white on an X-ray film. Your doctor reads these images to evaluate your health condition.

What should I expect during an X-ray?

Everest Urgent Care offers the convenience of onsite X-ray services. During an X-ray, you lie on an exam table or stand against a flat surface. A technician positions the area of your body that’s being X-rayed, and you’re asked to remain very still. The X-ray itself takes only a second. You won't feel anything during the process.

The technician may position you to take X-rays from different angles to provide Dr. Li with as much information as possible. The entire procedure usually takes just a few minutes.

You typically find out the results of your X-rays within 15-20 minutes. Dr. Li discusses the results and recommends follow-up treatment when needed.

Are X-rays safe?

You might have heard about the risks of radiation exposure during an X-ray. However, the X-rayed area of your body is exposed to a low level of radiation for a fraction of a second. In addition, the diagnostic benefits of X-rays greatly outweigh the risks.

Generally, the amount of radiation in an X-ray is minimal. The effects are no different than the cumulative effect of radiation you’re exposed to in the environment as you go about your day.

If you need an X-ray, you can count on Everest Urgent Care for rapid testing and results. Call today or book an appointment online.