X-Rays Specialist

Ahmed Family Practice

Kashif Ahmed, MD

Board Certified Family Medicine located in Forest Park, GA

An X-ray is a painless medical test that gives doctors and nurses an inside look at your body. This common test evaluates the health of your bones, teeth, and some types of tissue in the body by producing images with the help of X-ray beams. Ahmed Family Practice in Forest Park, Georgia, is happy to offer convenient in-house X-ray services for patients of all ages. Call the practice or book an appointment online to find out more.

X-Rays Q&A

What is an X-ray?

An X-ray is a diagnostic imaging test. It uses X-ray beams to capture images inside your body, without the need for an incision. It’s a pain-free test that takes just a few minutes to complete.

X-rays diagnose, monitor, and even treat a range of common medical conditions. Ahmed Family Practice can teach you more about X-rays and explain if they could be beneficial for you. 

There are minimal risks associated with getting an X-ray. X-rays use a small amount of radiation to capture images inside your body, but the levels are safe for children and adults. Be sure to tell your provider if you’re pregnant because X-rays can harm a developing baby.

Why might I need an X-ray?

Ahmed Family Practice offers convenient, in-house X-rays for many different reasons. X-rays are a quick and painless test that can evaluate:

  • Broken bones or fractures
  • Heart conditions
  • Lung conditions
  • Blocked blood vessels
  • Digestive problems
  • Arthritis
  • Tooth decay
  • Certain infections
  • Certain cancers

If an inside look at your bones, organs, or other tissues may help your doctor reach a diagnosis, an X-ray may be a good diagnostic tool.

What can I expect if I need to get X-rays?

When you come to Ahmed Family Practice, your doctor might order an X-ray for a number of reasons, including:

  • Assessing pain or discomfort in a specific area of your body
  • Evaluating the progression of a disease
  • Evaluating the efficacy of a treatment

If you need an X-ray, you can generally get the test done as a part of your scheduled appointment. You may need to remove jewelry or wear a hospital gown, depending on the area being X-rayed. 

Your technician tells you how to position your body before taking the X-ray images. You may stand, sit, or lay on a table. Depending on your condition, you might get a few different X-rays taken.

Most X-rays take just a few minutes, but it’s important to remain still while the images are captured. Once your X-ray is complete, your doctor evaluates the images to diagnose a wide range of conditions.

Find convenient and expert X-ray diagnostics at Ahmed Family Practice. Learn more by calling the practice or request a consultation online today.