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In Office X-Ray Specialist

Generations Family Practice

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Cary, NC

If you’re ill, injured, or have symptoms of a chronic disease, the skilled family medicine team at Generations Family Practice in Cary, North Carolina, offers a convenient diagnostic solution. They provide in-office X-rays to diagnose your condition and effectively treat it, saving you time and the hassle of making a separate appointment for X-rays. Call Generations Family Practice to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

In Office X-Ray Q&A

What are in-office X-rays?

X-rays use energy beams to produce images of structures inside your body, especially your bones. Your body absorbs the beams in varying amounts, depending on the type of tissue the beams pass through. Bones show up as white on X-rays, air appears black, and muscle and fat tissues look gray. 

Generations Family Practice offers convenient in-office X-rays, so you can complete X-rays at the same location as your primary care appointment.

Why might I need X-rays?

The family medicine team at Generations Family Practice may recommend completing X-rays if you’re at risk of or experience symptoms of the following conditions:

  • Fractures
  • Bone infections
  • Arthritis
  • Bone cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Lung infections
  • Enlarged heart
  • Blocked blood vessels
  • Breast cancer
  • Digestive tract issues
  • Swallowed items

To find out if you need in-office X-rays at Generations Family Practice, your provider reviews your medical history, asks about symptoms, and completes a physical exam. 

In addition to X-rays, they could recommend nasal or throat swabs, blood tests, urine tests, heart function testing, asthma or allergy tests, or other in-office diagnostic procedures.

What should I expect during in-office X-rays?

There’s no special preparation needed before undergoing on-site X-rays at Generations Family Practice, but you may need to change into a hospital gown and remove jewelry, glasses, and metal objects prior to the procedure. 

In some cases, your specialist gives you a liquid contrast medium (a dye) as an enema or injection. That allows certain areas of your body to stand out more on X-ray images.

During in-office X-rays, you lie completely still while X-rays beams pass through your body. The procedure is fast and painless. You may have to change positions during the procedure or hold your breath as directed by your provider.

What happens after in-office X-rays?

There’s no downtime after X-rays, so you can get back to your normal routine immediately afterward. If you’ve received a contrast medium, make sure to drink a lot of water.

Your Generations Family Practice provider discusses the results of your X-rays with you and lets you know if you need treatment or further diagnostic testing.

To find out if you require in-office X-rays at Generations Family Practice, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.