It’s estimated that some form of x-ray is present in as much as 97% of urgent care facilities around the country. In the healthcare arena, digital x-ray is quickly becoming the standard—and urgent care is no exception.
Urgent care facilities are intended for the immediate evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic illness and injury. As such, it makes a lot of sense for urgent care to utilize state-of-the-art, digital x-ray technology for accurate, timely diagnosis. While digital x-ray systems may carry a higher upfront cost, there’s little upkeep and zero consumables. In addition to the fact that traditional film methods and film processing carry ongoing expenses, digital x-ray also provides superior image quality in a shorter amount of time.
While one of the top reasons for a patient to visit an urgent care facility is musculoskeletal injury, patients turn to urgent care facilities for a number of reasons: