On-site Digital X-Rays & Labs
If you get hurt or are in pain, you may need diagnostic imaging tests like X-rays to evaluate your condition. At Temecula Family Medicine, we use on-site digital X-ray technology to get a closer look at your bones and soft tissues to identify issues like fractures or even pneumonia. Based on the results of your X-rays, we can create a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and help you heal fully. To schedule diagnostic X-rays, call the office in Temecula, California, or walk-in at your convenience.
What is an X-ray?
An X-ray is a noninvasive, diagnostic test that uses electromagnetic radiation to create pictures of the structures inside your body.
You might need an X-ray if you have unexplained pain or other symptoms that may relate to:
- A fractured bone
- Abnormal masses
X-rays can also be a diagnostic tool to evaluate kids who have swallowed foreign objects.
What happens during an X-ray?
Before your X-ray, you will need to remove all of your jewelry. The team at Temecula Family Medicine will help you sit or lie down on a table and place your body into the proper position. We typically place a lead-lined blanket over areas of your body that aren’t being evaluated to protect you from radiation.
When the technician takes the X-ray, your provider briefly leaves the room. They may come back into the room to reposition your body to take additional images. Depending on the reason for your X-ray, they may need to move you several times to get different image angles.
X-rays require no invasive procedures or anesthesia. You can go back to your usual activities without any limitations after your test is complete.
What can I expect after an X-Ray?
Your X-rays are read to identify the cause of your symptoms. If you need additional diagnostic testing or treatment, the team at Temecula Family Medicine can discuss your options when your test is complete.
If you have a fracture or pneumonia, you may need additional X-rays after you start treatment to evaluate your recovery. The convenience of the in-office X-rays means you won’t have to travel elsewhere for results.
What are the risks associated with X-Rays?
Under the supervision of a skilled medical team, X-rays are a safe and effective way to evaluate your health.
There is a small risk for complications like infections, tissue damage, and cancer because of the radiation. However, the team at Temecula Family Medicine prioritizes your health and safety during X-rays and minimizes your exposure risk as much as possible.
If you’re pregnant, you may not be able to have an X-ray of your pelvis or abdomen. The team discusses your options for diagnostic testing with technologies like ultrasounds that don’t use radiation.
If you think you need an X-ray, call Temecula Family Medicine to schedule an appointment or walk-in to be seen by our caring staff at your convenience. Appointments are not needed.
With our on-site lab services, you can have your results in minutes or a couple of days, depending on the test. Our on-site lab helps our doctors provide patients with seamless, streamlined care and treatment plans. Here are a few of the on-site laboratory services we offer:
- STD testing
- Blood testing
- Flu diagnosis
- Strep throat diagnosis
- Arthritis diagnosis
- Mononucleosis diagnosis
- Thyroid disease diagnosis
- Urinalysis drug testing
- Microscopies full lab panels