When faced with a sudden injury, you may need to seek medical treatment to understand the severity of your injury. AFC Urgent Care Shelton offers high-quality digital x-rays on site, a cost-effective alternative to emergency room.  Our digital x-rays deliver quick results so you can know the source of your injury and take the next steps in the treatment process.

Are x-rays only for broken bones?

No, you may need an x-ray for several reasons without even knowing it. X-rays can assist with broken bones, dislocated joints, pneumonia, foreign bodies (such as embedded glass and metal), and bowel obstruction.

Who is reading the x-rays?

Our medical professionals will review your x-rays while you are at our facility. If a further reading by a board-certified teleradiology physicians to further ensure that you have received the most accurate diagnosis, you will not be discharged without a definitive diagnosis.

What if you do have a fractured bone?

AFC Urgent Care Shelton offers splints, crutches, and casts to immobilize musculoskeletal injuries while diminishing pain and promoting healing. We can also give you a CD of your x-ray images if you need a referral to an orthopedist.

Is radiation dangerous?

No. Our highly trained, board-certified x-ray technologists use the number one rule of ALARA, which is “As Low As Reasonably Achievable.” They shield every patient and use minimal radiation, depending on the body part being examined. Always remember to tell your radiologic technologist if there is a chance of pregnancy.

 

AFC Urgent Care Shelton’s digital x-ray lab is open seven days a week with convenient night and weekend hours.  We partner with a number of health care providers to ensure you are receiving the care you need at an affordable cost, as well as offer discounted self-pay options.

For more information about our digital x-ray services, please call to speak with one of our medical professionals at 203-567-4171.