Digital X-Rays in Alton & Swansea
Radiography, known to most people as X-Ray, is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging due to its convenience and low cost. For nearly a century, diagnostic images have been created by passing small, highly controlled amounts of radiation through the human body, capturing the resulting shadows and reflections on a digital plate.
Our outpatient X-Rays allow physicians to perform a quick evaluation, often detecting diseases in the early stages, improving the chances for recovery. X-Rays can also rule out the presence of disease, reduce the need for invasive surgery, and provide a guide for surgeons when surgery is unavoidable.
Does BrightWay Accept Insurance?
We are in network with most insurance plans, but please call us to confirm we are in network with your plan. As you may know, being covered by an insurance plan doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t be responsible for some or all of the cost incurred. To simplify this, BrightWay Imaging has All Inclusive, Capped Pricing, so even if you aren’t eligible for an insurance plan discount, you will know your out of pocket cost.
What should I expect during my X-Ray?
The technologist will make you as comfortable as possible and have you finished typically in less than 15 minutes. For some X-Rays, the patient may be asked to put on a gown. Special procedures are used to X-Ray young children. Parents are welcome to assist, making it a more comfortable experience for the child.
Also, as a general rule, women should always inform their doctor and radiologic technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant, or if they are breast feeding. The referring physician, in conjunction with the radiologist, will determine if the procedure is appropriate or whether another diagnostic procedure should be recommended.