Alpha One specializes in 24/7 mobile radiology services. We provide fast, low-dose, high-quality x-ray imaging right here in Louisiana.
An x-ray is a non-invasive medical test that helps diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. A radiologist, will analyze the images and send a signed report to the ordering facility/clinician.
Our digital files are stored electronically and accessible online to the ordering facility/clinician. They may also have online access to real-time quality control reporting.
We will visit the patient at their location, whether a nursing home, industrial plant, correctional institution, or if the patient in general is unable to move.
Special care is taken during our mobile x-ray examinations to use the lowest radiation dose possible while producing the best images for evaluation. National and international radiology protection organizations continually review and update the technique standards used by radiology professionals.
Our modern x-ray systems have very controlled x-ray beams and dose control methods to minimize stray (scatter) radiation. This ensures that those parts of a patient’s body not being imaged receive minimal radiation exposure.
We are proud to be a fully DR portable imaging company which means…
- Less Processing Time
- Highest-Quality Images
- Patient Safety- DR machines have finely-tuned sensors that require lower amounts of radiation to produce high-quality images.
Why It Is Done
An x-ray may be performed to:
- Detect injury to bones such as fractures
- Identify bone deformities
- Verify healing of bones
- Verify placement of other medical devices such as implantable pumps and catheters
- Rule out- Pneumonia or bronchitis
- View obstruction or presence of air in the bowel if patient has constipation or abdominal pain
- See if gallstones or kidney stones are present
For a mobile x-ray with an expedient on-site response discover the area’s Alpha 1 serves and request an exam.