There can be a lot of uncertainty when it comes to self-diagnosing and injury. Without looking inside your body, it may be difficult, or even impossible, to know what is actually going on. While you may think you’ve only sprained a tendon, your injury can sometimes be more serious. If you have pain that does not dissipate, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible with a doctor who can properly diagnose your injury. At Duke City Urgent Care, we are available 7 days a week to diagnose and treat non-life-threatening injuries. Our experienced x-ray technologists and sonographers are able to take images onsite so your doctor can assess you properly.
X-rays are a non-invasive and painless way to reveal the interior structure of your body. X-rays produce two-dimensional images of your bones using electromagnetic radiation. While the term “radiation” may sound scary, the doses used when you undergo an x-ray procedure are extremely minimal, and the low level of radiation contact required is smaller than the annual dose most people are exposed to from completely natural sources over the course of a year. Using x-rays, your doctor can determine whether a bone has been fractured, and to what extent. X-rays are proven to be a safe and effective diagnostic tool and Duke City Urgent Care is proud to offer them for our patients in Albuquerque and Los Lunas.