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On-site X-ray Services in Oklahoma City, OK

On-site X-ray Services in Oklahoma City, OK

An on-site X-ray service is a diagnostic imaging service that delivers X-ray equipment and professionals to a patient’s location. This makes imaging more accessible and effective, as the individual isn’t required to go to a different imaging center. Immediate Care of Oklahoma provides quick, on-site X-ray solutions and care. Kevin Penwell (D.O.) and his team of medical providers offer effective and accurate medical imaging services. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you.

On-site X-ray Services Near Me in Oklahoma City OK
On-site X-ray Services Near Me in Oklahoma City OK

Table of Contents:

When are imaging or X-rays commonly recommended?
What health conditions can be diagnosed with X-rays?
What is the difference between an MRI and an X-ray?
How much does an X-ray cost at urgent care?

Diagnostic imaging tools such as X-rays are an essential component of medical care, allowing physicians to assess and evaluate the health of the internal organs, tissues, bones, and more without having to cut into the skin or take any more invasive measures.

When are imaging or X-rays commonly recommended?


Physicians will typically recommend that patients receive an x-ray or other imaging diagnostic test if they suspect there may be an injury or abnormalities within the tissues and organs that are not accessible without undergoing a surgical procedure. X-rays are often used to identify broken bones, dental issues, joint problems, as well as infections within the bones. They will also be used to monitor the progression of treatment and to see how the affected body part is healing or before a procedure is completed to provide an up-to-date and accurate image of the internal tissues to provide any necessary information or guidance on how the procedure should progress. There are different diagnostic tools available other than X-rays, such as CT scans, MRI scans, and ultrasounds that all provide detailed information about the health of the internal tissues including organs, bones, muscles, ligaments, and much more to allow physicians to make accurate diagnoses and treatment plans.

What health conditions can be diagnosed with X-rays?


X-rays are regularly used to detect, assess, and diagnose a wide range of health conditions, including bone-related injuries such as dislocations, fractures, sprains, and bruising, as well as conditions that affect other parts of the body including lung infections, identify a variety of tumors, and are frequently used to detect any dental problems. X-rays are regularly used to look at the internal organs, often being used to detect abnormalities, as well as to evaluate the size and position of the heart and lungs. Diagnostic imaging tools such as X-rays are very useful and provide accurate information regarding the internal tissues of the body but may not always be able to provide physicians with sufficient information regarding their health, perhaps requiring additional imaging tests or examinations to provide patients with a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan.

What is the difference between an MRI and an X-ray?


The primary difference between an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and an X-ray lies within the methods that they use to create images of the internal structures of the body. MRIs use magnetic fields combined with radio waves to produce detailed pictures of certain internal structures such as the soft tissues, organs, muscles, and the brain. X-rays use radiation to produce pictures of some organs but are mostly used to provide accurate visualizations of the bones. The images that are produced by MRIs are typically more detailed and precise, so they can provide sufficient information for physicians to accurately diagnose conditions such as brain disorders, joint injuries, and tumors. X-rays tend to be less expensive to use and provide images much faster, so they are used to evaluate lung problems and bone problems. With several different diagnostic imaging processes available, healthcare providers have different options available to them to use whichever method of imaging will be the most useful in any given situation. Both MRIs and X-rays are essential tools in health care, but one will be better suited for certain situations than the other.

How much does an X-ray cost at urgent care?


While X-rays are one of the more affordable diagnostic imaging options available, having one completed can range quite a bit in cost, with a significant influential factor being the part of the body that is being imaged. X-ray images of smaller, easily accessible body parts tend to be on the more affordable end, often ranging anywhere from $50 to $200 out of pocket, whereas body parts that are larger, more difficult to access or visualize, or if a contrast is needed to provide more detailed information from the imaging. Other factors that contribute to the cost of an x-ray include the location of the clinic providing the x-ray services (with the cost of living in the area often affecting the cost of medical services), the type of clinic from which the x-ray services being provided with urgent care clinics typically being a more affordable option, and if the patient has any health insurance coverage for the required medical services.
 
Immediate Care of Oklahoma offers on-site imaging for quick and easily accessible medical diagnoses. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you. We serve patients from West Moore OK, Norman (HealthPlex) OK, Norman (24th) OK, Edmond OK, Yukon OK, I-240 & Sooner RD OK, Tecumseh OK, and Bethany OK.

Our Locations

Edmond

Norman (Healthplex)

  • 3321 W. Tecumseh Rd. 125, Norman (HealthPlex), OK 73072
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Norman (24TH)

Tecumseh

Yukon

  • 10616 US Highway 66 Suite 100 Yukon, OK 73099
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West Moore

  • 11808 S May Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73170 (South OKC)
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l-240 & Sooner Rd.

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