Golden Gate Urgent Care has X-ray machines at all of its locations in San Francisco, California. With extended hours and multiple offices, Golden Gate Urgent Care makes it easy for patients to get X-rays when they need to.
An X-Ray is an imaging test that doctors have used for decades to diagnose illnesses and injuries. Today, X-Rays are used to check for specific medical conditions.
X-Rays are generally considered safe and they’re used to diagnose a number of different medical conditions. Although patients are exposed to a little radiation during X-Rays, the amount of radiation used is extremely small. When they’re necessary, the benefits of X-Rays are too great to pass up.
X-Rays are used to help diagnose a wide variety of medical issues. Some of the conditions they can help doctors identify include the following:
In some situations, doctors will even use X-Rays to rule out potential health conditions.
Getting an X-Ray is a routine procedure that takes only a short amount of time to complete. After preliminary items such as getting vital signs and recording a medical history are taken care of, a technician will typically prep the patient for the X-Ray. This may involve partially disrobing, depending on what part of the body is being X-Rayed (centers that offer X-Rays typically have gowns for patients to wear if they need to disrobe). The prep may also require putting protective coverings over the areas not being examined.
Once everything is in place, the technician will typically step aside or outside the room. They’ll then run the X-Ray. The machine may move as it takes the X-Ray. It’s important for patients to remain still during this time so the resulting image is clear.
Afterward, the patient is welcome to put any clothes they removed back on. The X-Ray is reviewed by a doctor who can make a diagnosis and recommend a course of treatment.
Golden Gate Urgent Care contracts with a large number of insurance providers. If you do not see your insurance listed, please call your insurance provider for coverage details. We will bill any insurance, but cannot guarantee coverage. No insurance? We offer practical payment options for people who do not hold insurance. Please call one of our offices for details or see above to estimate your cost.
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