Fractures / X-Rays / Urgent Care
X-rays for fractures are available at Statcare Urgent Care. Our urgent care has experienced emergency room care providers. We handle urgent injuries, such as:
- foreign body removal
- orthopedic problems such as fractures (broken bones)
Not sure about the symptoms of a fracture and what to do with a possible injury? Check out the 5 First Aid Tips For A Suspected Fracture.
If you need medical advice from an orthopedic surgeon, we can get you seen the next business day. If you need an MRI, we can get that arranged for you as well.
For cuts, lacerations, wounds, and foreign body removal, we perform stitches and sutures. We also use Dermabond skin glue or Steri-Strips, depending on the extent of the injury. We also give tetanus shots to prevent infection.
We offer digital X-rays on site. Our health providers read and review all x-ray images first. After that, they send the results over to a radiologist for confirmatory reading.
Statcare Urgent Care is in-network with all major health plans. X-rays are usually a covered service.
Digital X-Ray Services
Statcare offers state-of-the-art, low radiation digital X-ray services. These aim to assist in diagnosing many orthopedic problems with accuracy. Our equipment uses computers instead of film in producing images. It also produces 80%-90% less ionizing radiation than traditional x-ray machines. Despite these innovative features, it still uses cathode and anode ray tubes. These are where an oscillatory force is applied to help produce clear x-ray images.
Soft tissue chest x-rays are for people with respiratory problems, such as bronchitis. We have the ability to perform and read x-rays for adults and children of all ages.
We also offer CT scan services. CT scan is a series of x-ray images of an injured area taken from different angles simultaneously. A computer processes the images to help diagnose blood clots.
X-rays are necessary for children who experienced a fall. They are also ideal for athletes in competitive sports. They can help check for growth plate damage or bone-breaking injuries. A deeper look at the fracture will help determine if the injury needs a splint or cast. It can also help confirm if surgery or a metal rod is necessary.
All our x-rays undergo a thorough reading from a radiologist. If you need the x-ray images on a CD, we can give that to you. This way, your orthopedic surgeon or other specialists can review them first-hand.
If you need an x-ray using contrast materials, we’ll refer you to a radiology center that specializes in that. Contrast materials, such as barium and chloride, help better visualize internal organs and tissues. If you need an IV contrast, such as gadolinium or iodine-based contrast materials, we will also refer you to a radiology facility that does that.
Statcare serves the Long Island residents of Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as the Bronx in NYC. If you have any questions about any conditions we treat or services we offer, call (917) 310-3371 today.
X-ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation. X-ray or X-radiation is also called Röntgen radiation, after Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who discovered it and named it X-radiation since it was an unknown type of radiation.
X-ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. Traditional X-ray uses photo chemicals and film to capture images, but it is quickly being replaced by modern digital X-ray.
Common orthopedic conditions diagnosable by X-rays include:
- Hairline bone fractures
- Stress fractures of bones in the foot
- Fractures in any bone
- Knee conditions
- Dislocations (shoulder, elbow) and pediatric hip dislocations
- Tailbone fractures from a fall
- Bone infections
Urgent and emergency care problems picked up by X-ray include:
- Glass, wood, and metal foreign bodies
- Penetrating injuries like fish hooks, dog bites, and related tissue damage
- Swallowed foreign bodies that are opaque to X-rays
Other non-orthopedic medical conditions that can be diagnosed include:
- Congestion in the lungs
- Fluid around the lungs
- Stomach problems
- Kidney stones that are opaque to X-rays
The digital era has facilitated the creation of new technology called digital radiography. Digital X-ray involves using digital X-ray sensors instead of traditional photographic film. Always choose digital X-ray over traditional film technique because:
- Digital X-rays are faster so you can be treated quicker.
- You can view the images almost within a couple of minutes.
- There is 90% less radiation than with regular X-ray machines.
- The images can be digitally enhanced for better viewing, such as changing the contrast to differentiate tissues from adjacent structures. This is important in orthopedic problems.
- The images can be adjusted and zoomed in so smaller orthopedic problems are not missed or overlooked.
- More accurate and efficient diagnosis can be made with digital X-ray.
- The images can be stored on a CD.