X-Ray

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CAA is equipped with a state of the art digital x-ray unit.

On-site x-ray allows your physician to personally evaluate your x-rays and consult with local radiologists if necessary.

When evaluating arthritis, our certified rheumatologists use special on-site X-ray equipment and computers to look at the structure of joints and rule out injuries and other diseases of joints. We can track the progression of the disease, including cartilage loss and bone damage. Unlike a conventional X-ray, our digital technology allows us to easily examine and assess joints that are deep within the body.

What Happens During an X-ray Procedure?

A beam of radiation is sent through an X-ray tube, which passes through the part of the body being examined. We evaluate the results using digital technology to display the images on a large computer screen. Exposure and size of the image can be manipulated to highlight areas of interest, often preventing repeat studies and exposure to more radiation. If needed, your X-rays can be copied onto a DVD disc so the X-rays can be taken to other physicians.

 How Should I Prepare for an X-ray?

There are no major preparation steps to take before getting an X-ray at our treatment center. We do recommend that you let us know if you are pregnant, as there is risk of radiation exposure to the fetus. Make sure you remove all your jewelry before your X-ray begins. Our test is a fairly short process and you will not feel any discomfort during the procedure.

We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when you come for your X-ray appointment. If you have any questions about our procedure, or how we evaluate results, please don’t hesitate to ask our technologists questions. Contact us by phone or fill out our online form for more information.

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