Urgent Care, Walk-In Clinic & Primary Care Providers located in Fort Lauderdale, FL


X-rays use electromagnetic waves to create images of the inside of your body. They’re quick, painless, and highly helpful when your provider is diagnosing and treating fractures, infections, or other conditions. Plantation Urgent Care Center offers convenient on-site X-rays to patients of all ages in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For fast and comprehensive results, walk in for an X-ray appointment today, or schedule one online or by phone.

X-Rays Q & A

What is an X-ray?

X-rays use invisible electromagnetic waves to create images of your internal tissues, organs, and bones. Because tissues, bones, and air absorb differing amounts of radiation, the images come out in several shades of black and white.  

Providers use X-rays to identify and diagnose broken bones, fractures, pneumonia, and tumors. Mammograms are special X-rays that can detect breast cancer early on. 

Your Plantation Urgent Care Center provider performs X-rays on-site. 

When would I need an X-ray? 

Your provider may recommend an X-ray to study and diagnose conditions and concerns involving your bones, chest, or lungs. These may include:

  • Fractures 
  • Dislocations 
  • Arthritis 
  • Digestive issues 
  • Infections
  • Lung infections like pneumonia or tuberculosis
  • Lung cancer 
  • Bone cancer 
  • Breast cancer 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Congestive heart failure 
  • Blocked blood vessels 
  • Swallowed items

When performing an X-ray, your provider takes ultimate precaution, so there is low-risk of radiation exposure. If you’re pregnant, your provider may recommend an ultrasound instead. 

What can I expect during an X-ray appointment?

Before an X-ray procedure, your provider has you remove any jewelry and clothing near the areas where they’re performing the X-ray. If needed, they may leave the room for a few moments to allow you to change into a gown. 

Your provider may have you sit or stand. Then, they position you on an X-ray table. They place the affected part of your body between a cassette holding the X-ray film or image plate and the X-ray machine.

They’ll cover other parts of your body with a protective lead apron.

You need to remain as still as possible while the X-ray beams take an image. Your provider may take several angles of the body part they’re studying. 

You can stay with your child during the X-ray, you’ll just need to wear a lead apron to protect you from any radiation. To keep children relaxed, your provider may use techniques to distract them or comfortable restraints to keep them still.

X-ray procedures are fast, painless, and don’t require any recovery time. 

Your provider can immediately study your X-rays. That helps them diagnose a health condition or injury and develop an effective treatment plan for you or your child. If you require more advanced care, they may refer you to an outside physician or specialist. 

Plantation Urgent Care Center offers expert and convenient walk-in X-rays, or you can schedule an appointment online or by phone.