The use of this digital technology in the urgent care setting allows Nighttime to help patients who can't get into the emergency room due to overcrowding, and can't get an appointment immediately with a private physician. Access to the emergency room or primary care physicians can be particularly limited on weekends and during the evening, when Nighttime Care Centers are always open.
In addition to less radiation exposure, the mini c-arm is easy to administer and patient-friendly. "Families love the mini c-arm," says Dr. Graw "because it is faster and much less imposing than a traditional x-ray machine." The mini c-arm also allows patients to leave the Care Center with a printout. This copy can then be taken to a specialist or saved by the patient as part of their personal health record.
"Simply put, patients want convenience and safety, and the mini c-arm offers both," states Dr. Graw.
The addition of the C-arm technology represents Nighttime Care Centers' commitment to providing patients with the best medical care in an era where access to quality medical care is limited.
Nighttime Care Centers, http://www.NightTime.com, are located throughout Maryland including Pasadena, Annapolis, Gambrills, Crofton, Columbia and Rockville with additional centers planned for Montgomery County, Northern Virginia and beyond. All are staffed by community physicians and offer same day appointments through their state of the art Call Center, so patients of all ages can choose a convenient time and location, 365 days a year.
Nighttime Care Centers provide medical care for minor injuries and common illnesses, including the new C-Arm x-ray technolo
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