Urgent Care & Primary Care located in Tonopah, NV

X-Ray services offered in Tonopah, NV

If you’ve swallowed a non-food item, have wheezing, or experience symptoms of a fracture, turn to Frontier Medical Group in Tonopah, Nevada. Board-certified physician Beraldo Vazquez, MD, and the exceptional medical team offer convenient on-site X-rays to diagnose your condition and treat it effectively. Schedule an in-person or telehealth evaluation by phone or online, or simply walk in today.

X-Ray Q&A

What are X-rays?

X-rays are painless imaging procedures that use X-ray energy beams to create images of internal structures within your body. 

As the beams pass through specific body structures and are absorbed, dense materials (like bones) appear as white. The air in your lungs shows up as black, and muscle and fat tissues appear as various shades of gray. X-rays can help diagnose many medical conditions.

What are X-rays used for?

Your Frontier Medical Group provider might use X-rays to detect or rule out the following:

  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Bone or lung infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Lung cancer
  • Other lung issues
  • Breast cancer
  • Heart enlargement
  • Tooth decay
  • Bone cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Blood vessel blockages
  • Swallowed items
  • Digestive tract issues

Frontier Medical Group also offers an on-site ultrasound, another imaging procedure conveniently available to patients.

Your provider determines which diagnostic test is best suited for you after reviewing your medical history, checking your vital signs, asking about your symptoms, and completing a physical exam. You may also need laboratory testing.

How can I prepare X-rays?

While there’s usually no special preparation needed before you undergo X-rays, sometimes you first receive an injection, consume a liquid, or require an enema containing contrast medium (medical dye). This dye allows certain structures within your body to appear clearer in X-ray images.

Wear comfortable clothing or change into a hospital gown if asked to and remove any glasses, jewelry, or other metal objects.

What happens when undergoing X-rays?

During X-rays, you simply sit or lie down in various positions as directed by your provider. It’s important to remain still during the X-rays, while a machine passes safe amounts of radiation through your body to produce detailed images. The procedure is fast and painless. 

After the X-rays, a Frontier Medical Group specialist discusses the results with you and offers treatment recommendations. 

They may suggest watchful waiting, rest and fluids at home, bracing, casting, further diagnostic testing, or prescription medications. Your urgent care provider refers you to a specialist if you have a complex medical problem. They follow up with you whenever necessary to ensure you recover as quickly as possible. 

Schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment at Frontier Medical Group by phone or online today, or simply walk in, to determine if you’re a candidate for X-rays.