Radiology Specialist

Family Doctors of Boulder City

Family Practice located in Boulder City, NV

You might need X-rays or other imaging testing if you have an acute injury or chronic condition that needs a closer look for diagnostics. At Family Doctors of Boulder City, you can get the radiology testing you need right at the clinic. Book your radiology appointment at this Boulder City, Nevada-based family practice by clicking on the online scheduling feature or by calling the office directly.

Radiology Q & A

What is radiology?

Radiology involves using specialized equipment to capture high-definition images of your organs, soft tissues, and bones. One of the most common types of radiology imaging is the X-ray — the 3D mammogram is a specialized type of X-ray. An X-ray system uses small amounts of radiation to produce images.

Dense materials, such as bones, absorb more of the radiation, which is why they appear white in pictures. Soft tissues, like tendons and ligaments, allow the radiation to pass through, which results in various shades of gray on the image.

Or if your doctor wants to evaluate your bone density, they may request a dual energy X-ray scan (DEXA). This specialized type of X-ray specifically targets bones and produces high-resolution pictures of your bones in an effort to determine your bone strength.

Why do I need radiology imaging?

Family Doctors of Boulder City proudly houses a state-of-the-art radiology department where X-rays, 3D mammograms, and DEXA scans are all performed and processed right onsite. Your dedicated practitioner may request radiology imaging to:

  • Evaluate your lung health, like if you have pneumonia
  • Determine the severity of an injury
  • Check vital organs
  • Look for abnormal masses

In most cases, you don’t have to do anything, in particular, to prepare for your radiology imaging test, so you can come in whenever it’s most convenient for you.

When will I get my results after radiology imaging?

One of the many benefits of selecting Family Doctors of Boulder City as your primary family health facility is that all of your radiology images are captured right on site — the same building as your doctor. This means you can often get your results the same day and possibly even start your treatment plan at the same time.

Occasionally, the team needs more in-depth images, such as an MRI or CT scan, to be able to fully diagnose you. In this case, your practitioner may refer you to a nearby facility to get the imaging test you need. If this happens, it could take up to a week to get your results back.

With an onsite radiology department, you can expect fast results at Family Doctors of Boulder City. Schedule your radiology visit online or over the phone.

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