Estero Healthcare

Family Medicine Clinic located in Fort Myers Beach, FL

When it comes to quickly diagnosing a medical problem, an X-ray is often the first stop. With an X-ray, your health care provider at Estero Healthcare can take a quick look at what’s going on inside your body so that you can get the treatment you need more quickly. Both locations in north and south Fort Myers Beach, Florida, are equipped with X-ray services on-site. If you need an X-ray, call ahead to make an appointment, use the online scheduling tool, or come in during operating hours.

X-Ray Q & A

What is an X-ray?

The X-ray has been the workhorse of the medical world for decades. This tool has changed the way medical personnel are able to diagnose and treat a myriad of health issues by allowing them a glimpse at what’s going on inside your body without having to open you up.

To do this, X-rays rely on electromagnetic radiation that passes through your skin until it comes into contact with, and is absorbed by, other structures, at which point it renders an image. X-rays are black and white and the whiter the area, the more dense it is, which is why bones show up so well on an X-ray.

Why would I need an X-ray?

Because of the speed and accuracy of the X-ray, the reasons why you wouldn’t first need an X-ray are almost easier to list. That said, the medical professionals at Estero Healthcare often turn to X-rays to diagnose:

  • Fractures
  • Infections
  • Tumors
  • Arthritis
  • Pulmonary issues
  • Cardiovascular problems, including a blockage or an enlarged heart
  • Osteoporosis
  • Gastrointestinal problems

This preliminary look inside your body allows your health care provider to figure out the next steps to get you the treatment you need.

Are X-rays dangerous?

X-rays are considered to be very safe. To be cautious, the technicians at the Estero Healthcare clinics provide you with pads or vests that prevent unnecessary exposure to healthy areas of your body. If you’re pregnant, however, you should let the technician know as X-rays may be harmful to developing fetuses.

How long do I have to wait for an X-ray?

Both locations at Estero Healthcare are equipped with on-site X-ray services, which is what allows them to quickly diagnose your problem and get you the treatment you need. This on-site capability means that the X-rays are available to your health care provider almost immediately. And because the urgent care clinics are independent from a hospital, there’s generally very little wait time to get your X-rays done.

To learn more about the X-ray services at Estero Healthcare, call or use the online scheduling tool. Or, simply come in during operating hours.