Fractures / X-Rays / Urgent Care
X-rays for fractures are done at Statcare Urgent Care. Our urgent care is staffed by experienced emergency room care providers. We know how to take care of urgent injuries such as cuts, wounds, burns, abscesses, foreign body removal, and orthopedic problems such as fractures (broken bones). Not sure about the symptoms of a fracture and what to do with a possible injury? Read 5 First Aid Tips For A Suspected Fracture.
If you need professional medical advice or a follow-up appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, we can get you seen the next business day. If you need an MRI, we can get that arranged for you as well.
For cuts, lacerations, wounds, and the superficial removal of foreign bodies, we perform stitches and sutures or use Dermabond skin glue or Steri-Strips, depending on the extent of the injury. We also give tetanus shots to prevent infection.
We offer digital X-rays on site. All x-ray images are viewed and read by our provider first, and then they are digitally transmitted over a secure network to a radiologist for confirmatory reading.
Statcare Urgent Care is in-network with all major health plans and x-rays are usually a covered service.
Digital X-Ray Services
Statcare Urgent Care Walk-In offers state-of-the-art, low radiation digital X-ray services to assist in diagnosing many orthopedic problems. Although it uses computers instead of film in producing images and produces 80%-90% less ionizing radiation than traditional x-ray machines, it still uses cathode and anode ray tubes where an oscillatory force is applied to help produce clear x-ray images.
Soft tissue x-rays, like chest x-rays, are done for people with respiratory problems, such as bronchitis. We have the ability to perform and read x-rays for adults and children of all ages.
We also offer CT-scan services, which is a series of x-ray images taken from different angles simultaneously and processed by a computer to help diagnose blood clots.
X-rays are recommended for children who experienced a fall or who are involved in competitive sports that may have resulted in growth plate damage or bone-breaking injuries. A deeper look at the fracture will help determine if the injury needs a splint or cast, or if surgery or a metal rod is required in the injured area.
All our x-rays are read by a radiologist. If you need the x-ray images on a CD, we can give that to you as well so your orthopedic surgeon or other specialists can review them first-hand.
If you need an x-ray with contrast materials, such as barium and chloride, to better visualize internal organs and tissues, we will refer you to a radiology center that specializes in that. If you need an IV contrast such as gadolinium or iodine-based contrast materials, we will refer you to a radiology facility that does that.
Statcare serves the Long Island residents of Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as the Bronx in NYC. If you have any questions about any conditions we treat or services we offer, call (917) 310-3371 today.
X-ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation. X-ray or X-radiation is also called Röntgen radiation, after Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who discovered it and named it X-radiation since it was an unknown type of radiation.
X-ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. Traditional X-ray uses photo chemicals and film to capture images, but it is quickly being replaced by modern digital X-ray.
Common orthopedic conditions diagnosable by X-rays include:
- Hairline bone fractures
- Stress fractures of bones in the foot
- Fractures in any bone
- Knee conditions
- Dislocations (shoulder, elbow) and pediatric hip dislocations
- Tailbone fractures from a fall
- Bone infections
Urgent and emergency care problems picked up by X-ray include:
- Glass, wood, and metal foreign bodies
- Penetrating injuries like fish hooks, dog bites, and related tissue damage
- Swallowed foreign bodies that are opaque to X-rays
Other non-orthopedic medical conditions that can be diagnosed include:
- Congestion in the lungs
- Fluid around the lungs
- Stomach problems
- Kidney stones that are opaque to X-rays
The digital era has facilitated the creation of new technology called digital radiography. Digital X-ray involves using digital X-ray sensors instead of traditional photographic film. Always choose digital X-ray over traditional film technique because:
- Digital X-rays are faster so you can be treated quicker.
- You can view the images almost within a couple of minutes.
- There is 90% less radiation than with regular X-ray machines.
- The images can be digitally enhanced for better viewing, such as changing the contrast to differentiate tissues from adjacent structures. This is important in orthopedic problems.
- The images can be adjusted and zoomed in so smaller orthopedic problems are not missed or overlooked.
- More accurate and efficient diagnosis can be made with digital X-ray.
- The images can be stored on a CD.