We are pleased to announce that starting Monday, November 9, we will begin to offer walk-in x-rays for patients using SAFE practices to maintain social distancing.
What patients can expect:
- Walk-in x-rays taken on a first come, first served basis; patients will be scheduled into the next available opening
- COVID screening at the door
- A limited number of people in the waiting room
- Flexible waiting options, including the utilization of a pager system while patients wait in the comfort of their vehicle
- Social distancing where possible for the duration of their visit
Patients who prefer to schedule their x-ray may continue to do so by calling: 253-761-4200
To learn more about our SAFE practices at our outpatient clinics.
An x-ray is the most commonly performed medical imaging test that helps physicians 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.
Your X-ray Exam at TRA
When you have an imaging exam at TRA you can expect skilled, personal care every step of the way. Before your exam, an X-ray technologist will review your medical and allergy history and answer any questions you may have. Your comfort during the X-ray is our top priority, so a technologist will be available throughout your exam.
The Day of Your X-ray Exam
TRA offers general x-ray exams on a walk-in basis and generally do not require specific preparation. It is also recommended, if available, to bring any relevant prior films or information (date and location) of other imaging exams, so our radiologist can compare new films with previous ones.
You will be asked to remove any jewelry and clothing that may interfere with the x-rays. You may be asked to change into a gown. Many x-ray exams take only a few minutes. You should expect to be placed in various positions and to hold still.
Due to potential radiation exposure, only patients are permitted in the x-ray room. Supportive partners, including parents, are asked to remain outside the x-ray room during filming. If you have small children, you are encouraged to make arrangements for their supervision during your x-ray exam.
Your X-ray Results
A board-certified radiologist will interpret images from your X-ray exam and a final report will be completed within 24-48 hours and sent to your referring health care provider who will then explain the results and answer any follow-up questions you may have.