The Radiology Department provides general diagnostic x-rays for the Lincoln Community Health Center. Our dedicated team of technologists provides high quality digital radiographs with excellent customer service and compassion.
- What is an x-ray?
An x-ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation that passes through the body as photons. These photons form an image and are stored electronically in a computer. X-rays show what is occurring in the part of the body being x-rayed.
- Is an x-ray painful?
There is no pain associated with the x-ray exposure; however, there may be some discomfort while being positioned for the x-ray depending on the nature of the injury.
- How should I prepare for an x-ray?
Since metal and some clothing obstruct or distort the x-ray image, all jewelry should be removed from the site being x-rayed, and you may be asked to wear a gown.
- How will I receive my results?
The x-rays are sent to Duke Regional Hospital to be read by the Radiologist. The results can then be obtained by the ordering physician and passed on to the patient.
NO RESULTS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE PATIENTS BY RADIOLOGY STAFF.
The Radiology Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. We are closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for lunch. For more information please call 919-456-4077.