Gwinnett Urgent Care & Family Practice is a local medical provider in Norcross, GA. We help our community with both family medicine services and urgent care. Prescribing the right treatment is vital in our patient’s recovery, and it requires that we first make a proper diagnosis. For greater convenience, we offer on-site testing, as well as imaging, including x-rays and EKGs.
For your convenience, our team welcomes both appointments and walk-ins, and we have English, Vietnamese, and Spanish speakers on staff. We accept most insurance plans, and our out-of-pocket costs are intentionally affordable to ensure we can help as many of our neighbors as possible.
An x-ray is one of the most common medical imaging tests. It is a two-dimensional black-and-white picture of the inside of your body. It shows the condition of your bones and some of your organs and tissues. An x-ray helps your doctor diagnose and monitor various injuries and medical conditions.
X-rays can help with evaluating:
X-rays are standard procedures. In most cases, you won’t need to take special steps to prepare for them. Depending on the area that your doctor is checking, they may ask you to change into a hospital gown for the test and remove any jewelry. If you have a metallic implant inside your body, make sure to let your doctor know.
During the x-ray, you will be instructed on how to position your body (lying down, sitting, or standing). During the image capture, you need to stay still to provide clear images. Your doctor will then review the x-rays and either determine a treatment plan or request additional imagery, blood work, or other medical tests.
An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a noninvasive and painless test that evaluates the condition of your heart. It helps quickly detect heart problems. It is a common diagnostic tool for individuals of all ages.
An EKG can help detect:
Your doctor may perform an EKG during a routine physical or an urgent care visit. An EKG requires about 10 minutes. For an EKG, we attach 10 electrodes with adhesive pads to the skin of your chest, arms, and legs. As you lie down, a computer will create a picture of the electrical activity in your heart.
An EKG may be recommended if you have any of the following symptoms:
Our doctors will keep the computer-generated picture from your EKG as part of your medical history, to act as comparison points on future tests.
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