X-Ray Specialist

Commonwealth Medical Center

Primary Care Practice & Urgent Care located in Arlington, VA

Has your physician ordered X-rays, or do you believe you need X-rays? If so, book X-ray testing with Commonwealth Medical Center, located in Arlington, Virginia. Commonwealth Medical Center offers on-site X-rays, so you can see your doctor and get your X-rays all in the same place. X-ray testing is painless and relatively quick. Schedule your appointment online or over the phone today.

X-Ray Q&A

What are X-rays?

X-rays are imaging tests that doctors use to see inside your body. One of the oldest medical imaging methods out there, they work using safe amounts of radiation. X-rays send a beam through your body, which shows up in different shades and colors on the picture, depending on the density of the body parts that it passes through.

What do X-rays show?

X-rays can offer insight into the state of numerous body parts and systems, including:

  • The chest
  • The abdomen
  • Bones

Chest X-rays

Chest X-rays can reveal all sorts of things, such as:

  • Evidence of lung infections and diseases, like pneumonia and COPD
  • An enlarged heart or presence of heart failure

Abdomen X-rays

Abdomen X-rays help doctors identify foreign objects in the stomach (an issue most common among children) and issues in the digestive tract.

Bone X-rays

Meanwhile, bone X-rays can help you identify all sorts of skeletal issues, like:

  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Bone infections
  • Spine alignment

Are X-rays painful?

X-rays are pain-free. However, when you’re getting an X-ray taken, you may feel discomfort because the X-ray technician will ask you to hold very still and hold your breath. They may also ask you to maintain an uncomfortable position so that they can get the images that they need.

Are X-rays safe for children?

Technically, X-rays slightly increase everyone’s risk for cancer, because they expose them to radiation. But even though children are more susceptible to radiation than adults, the amount of radiation today’s X-rays create is negligible, and experts consider X-rays to be safe.

How long do X-ray results take?

X-ray results are almost instantaneous. They save digitally to the computer after a radiologist takes them. Things move along especially quickly at Commonwealth Medical Center, where the team has access to on-site X-ray machines. At Commonwealth Medical Center, you can get your X-rays taken, processed, and interpreted all at once.

If your doctor or dentist has ordered X-rays, come to Commonwealth Medical Center. Whether or not your physician’s with the practice, the radiology team at Commonwealth Medical Center will treat you with the utmost respect and kindness. To schedule an appointment for X-rays, call or use the online booking tool day.