UrgiKids knows that when you child is in pain, waiting for a doctor can seem like an eternity. At UrgiKids, we offer treatment for most fractures, broken bones, sprains, strains and dislocations.
How do X-rays help doctors diagnose my child’s injury or illness?
X-rays produce images that show dense tissue inside your body, which helps doctors diagnose broken bones and treat your child. An X-ray machine sends electromagnetic radiation through the body. Dense tissue, such as bones, absorb more energy than soft tissue, such as your skin. Using a traditional X-ray machine, doctors can identify where and how badly bones are broken.
Are X-rays read by radiologists?
UrgiKids has specialized pediatric urgent care physicians and radiology technicians that can perform x-rays on-site. X-ray results are available within 30 min – 1 hour. Parents can take a copy of their child’s X-rays, and we can forward results to a pediatrician or specialist.