Fiel Family & Sports Medicine now has a state-of-the-art X-ray suite on site. The oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging, this noninvasive test helps us accurately diagnose and treat your medical conditions. X-ray procedures performed at FFSM include, but are not limited to, x-rays of the chest, head, spine, and extremities. Our certified radiology tech is available daily to perform X-ray services.
Who needs an X-ray?
You may need an x-ray to determine if a bone is broken. An x-ray also helps the doctor determine the proper alignment of your bones. Other ways an x-ray helps a doctor may include finding the presence of an injury or assist ahead of surgery.
Arthritis and osteoarthritis
Back and neck pain
Muscle and bone injuries
Crystal arthritis, such as gout
Osteoporosis and fractures
What happens before and during an X-ray?
You may be asked to remove clothing, glasses, and jewelry. Metal objects may interfere with x-ray imaging. You may put on a gown. You will also wear a lead apron to minimize exposure to radiation. The technician will position your body according to what part of the body needs the x-ray. You may either stand up or lie down on a table. You may be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds while the tech takes the x-ray. Your x-ray should take no longer than a few minutes.
Women should always inform the x-ray technician if there is any possibility that they may be pregnant.