X-Ray Specialist

Magdalene Marfo, MD -  - Family Medicine Physician

Calvary Medical Clinic

Magdalene Marfo, MD

Family Medicine Physician located in Charlotte, NC

If you suspect you or a loved one has a fracture, come see Dr. Magdalene Marfo at Calvary Medical Clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina right away. Dr. Marfo, an experienced family medicine physician, can do a quick exam, complete with an onsite, state-of-the-art X-ray. There’s no need to make an appointment at a separate location or sit through a long wait at the emergency room. Call the office or use the online booking tool, even for a potential broken bone emergency.

X-Ray Q & A

What are the benefits of onsite X-ray services?

At Calvary Medical Clinic, Dr. Morfo can see you for urgent care. If you think you’re dealing with a fracture from a fall, sports injury, or accident, skip the ER and come straight to her office.

You’ll have a shorter wait time, and still have the benefit of in-house imaging services. Dr. Morfo can interpret your X-ray while you wait, and treat you right away.

If the fracture is complex enough to need the attention of a specialist, the staff can help you find the right provider and even make an appointment for you.

What conditions can be diagnosed with X-ray?

While an X-ray is often used to evaluate broken bones, it can also help to diagnose other issues, such as:

  • Pneumonia or fluid in the lungs
  • Kidney stones
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Joint dislocations

An X-ray can also detect if a child has swallowed a foreign object.

What happens during an X-ray?

An X-ray isn’t painful, but the technician may ask you to hold a position that’s slightly unnatural. You may sit, lie down, or stand up, depending on where the image is being taken.

The technician positions the X-ray tube toward the area to be X-rayed. A beam of radiation runs through your body to create the image. The image takes just seconds to capture and you feel nothing.

What is a digital X-ray?

A digital X-ray gives images almost immediately on a computer screen. There’s no need to wait for old-fashioned X-ray film to develop. This allows Dr. Marfo to diagnose your condition almost immediately.

What conditions can an X-ray not show?

If Dr. Marfo suspects you have an injury to connective tissue, such as a ligament tear, it won’t appear on an X-ray. Bone bruises and micro-fractures may also not appear on an X-ray.

She may still order an X-ray to rule out a fracture, but if the image is inconclusive, she’ll work to diagnose and treat the condition using another imaging test.

Are X-rays dangerous?

An X-ray is a safe, long-tested diagnostic tool. The amount of radiation you get during an X-ray is extremely low. If you suspect you might be pregnant, or know you are, alert the staff as they’ll use an alternative method to diagnose your condition.