Why In-office X-rays Are Better
It’s certainly difficult to beat the convenience of having to just walk down the hall for an X-ray instead of traveling to another building. This is likely the number one reason most patients are grateful we have this diagnostic imaging tool here.
But it’s not the only reason why having your digital X-rays here can save time and trouble.
First, outsourcing your X-rays to another medical center means that we don’t have as much control over the process as we’d prefer. Having X-rays here means we can take them at the most helpful angles for our needs.
X-ray technicians are experts at what they do, but may not know the whole story when an imaging test is ordered – nor should they be expected to!
Since we have already taken the time to evaluate you and learn much of the history and facts behind your case, we naturally have a better idea of what we need to look for. By having in-house X-rays, we are able to take better images that will give us the extra information we need to deliver the best care possible.
It might be most helpful to have your foot in a certain position for an X-ray, for example, or to be bearing (or not bearing) weight on your foot while the image is taken. We can make sure to cover all our needs.
Second, having X-rays here means we will be sure to have and keep them for our records.
This might be surprising, but requesting X-rays from a hospital does not always provide us the images themselves. Many times, we will receive a report describing what was found. That can be helpful, but being able to see the actual images can help prevent oversights.
More Convenient and More Comprehensive Care
Our mission will always be to diagnose and treat your foot and ankle needs professionally, thoroughly, and as conveniently as possible whenever we can. That is why we house our own digital X-ray technology in addition to a number of other diagnostic tools.