Digital X-Ray

Get an X-ray at Touchstone Medical Imaging

X-rays – also known as radiographs – are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. They are often used to help diagnose fractures in bones, or infection, injury or locating a foreign object in soft tissue.

How It Works

Radiography involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Different parts of the body absorb the X-rays in varying degrees. Dense bone absorbs much of the radiation while soft tissue, such as muscle, fat and organs, allow more of the x-rays to pass through them. As a result, bones appear white on the X-ray, soft tissue shows up in shades of gray, and air appears black.

Reasons for Digital X-Ray

X-rays can be used to image every part of the body and are used most often to look for fractures. They are also commonly used to examine the chest, abdomen, and superficial soft tissues. X-rays can identify many different conditions, and they are often a fast and easy method for your doctor to make a diagnosis.

Patient Reviews

Our patients say it best. Touchstone Imaging provides welcoming, comforting outpatient facilities with friendly and helpful staff.

Front office staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Technician was absolutely wonderful. Extremely friendly, kept me informed during the entire process of what she was doing and what would be happening next.
Tina J.
I had to take my 11-year-old in for an MRI of his knee. It was one of the best experiences we’ve had at a medical office in a long time. Everyone was friendly, informative, and professional.
Jodi E.
I had to get a brain MRI back in November. The check in process was fast and friendly. I didn’t have to wait long before being taken to the back to get prepped for my procedure. The staff made me feel at ease and the environment is very calming and tranquil. The MRI tech checked on me constantly during the procedure and kept me informed as to which part of the exam we are completing. I can’t remember her name but she was very nice and pleasant. If I ever have to get another diagnostic test, I will be returning here.
Brian V.
Everyone was excellent! I was acknowledged and welcomed when I entered the building. Front staff were professional and courteous when discussing paperwork. Friendly smiles. My technician impressed me as being highly trained in her field. Her personal and professional skills are awesome. Enjoyed something I wasn’t looking forward to.
Evangelina B.
Friendly staff. I called and got an appointment that fit my schedule. Quick check in. Relatively short wait time compared to a lot of medical facilities. The technician was friendly, gave clear instructions and made me feel comfortable. I was out in less than an hour.
Wendy B.
Great place, people, and atmosphere was awesome. The guy that brought me to the back had me laughing the whole way. They checked in on me a few times in the MRI machine to make sure I was doing ok and it made me feel more comfortable. I would recommend this place to anyone needing an MRI done.
Jon C.

Choose accurate imaging and convenient service with Touchstone

Touchstone Medical Imaging provides X-rays with same-day and next-day appointments or on a walk-in basis at up to 60% less than the cost of hospital-based imaging. Many locations offer extended and weekend hours to meet your busy schedule. Touchstone provides imaging services in a compassionate environment with convenient, easy to access locations in a compassionate environment, where our technologists will guide you seamlessly through your appointment. You can be confident that our team of fellowship-trained, subspecialty radiologists will give your doctors the insights they need for your treatment and care.

X-ray Frequently Asked Questions

What happens during an X-ray?

X-rays are fast, easy, and painless. Once the X-Ray machine is carefully aimed at the part of the body being examined, the x-ray machine produces a small burst of radiation that passes through the body, recording an image digitally.

Generally, two or three X-rays will be taken depending on the body part that is being viewed. You will be asked to remain as still as possible during the very short exposure time. If necessary, you will be instructed to hold your breath to prevent motion from blurring the images.

X-ray exams generally take around 20 minutes, after which you will be able to return to your normal activities.

How should I prepare for an X-ray?

We recommend that you wear comfortable, athletic-style clothing. If your clothing has metal or other objects in or on it (zippers, buttons, etc.), you could be asked to change into a gown to eliminate the interference metal objects have with the imaging technique.

There is no pre-exam preparation for an X-ray. Touchstone offers X-rays by appointment or on a walk-in basis.

Are X-rays safe?

Getting an X-ray involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays, or radiation like light or radio waves, pass through most objects, including the body. X-rays are safe when properly used by radiologists and technologists specially trained to minimize exposure. No radiation remains after the radiograph is obtained.

*Some or all of the health care providers performing services at Touchstone Imaging are independent contractors and are not Touchstone’s agents or employees. Independent contractors are responsible for their own actions, and Touchstone shall not be liable for the acts or omissions of any such independent contractors.